Vermont Department of Labor http://wamc.org en Vermont Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4 Percent http://wamc.org/post/vermont-unemployment-rate-drops-34-percent <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percent last month to 3.4 percent, the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the country. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 88532 at http://wamc.org Vermont Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4 Percent Debate Over Release of IBM Layoff Numbers http://wamc.org/post/debate-over-release-ibm-layoff-numbers <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont officials are urging IBM to release the number of layoffs at its plant in Essex Junction, but the company claims state law allows the information to remain confidential. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 69446 at http://wamc.org Debate Over Release of IBM Layoff Numbers Vermont Governor Marks Repayment of Unemployment Loan http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-marks-repayment-unemployment-loan <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says the state is paying off the final $54 million of a federal loan that helped the state pay unemployment benefits during the Great Recession. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 68285 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor Marks Repayment of Unemployment Loan Vermont Unemployment Ticks Up to 4.1 Percent in May http://wamc.org/post/vermont-unemployment-ticks-41-percent-may <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate ticked up one tenth of 1 percent in May to 4.1 percent. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 67615 at http://wamc.org Vermont Unemployment Ticks Up to 4.1 Percent in May Vermont's Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4 Percent http://wamc.org/post/vermonts-unemployment-rate-drops-44-percent <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Department of Labor says the unemployment rate dropped slightly in February to 4.4 percent. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:50:01 +0000 Pat Bradley 61052 at http://wamc.org Vermont's Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4 Percent Vermont Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent http://wamc.org/post/vermont-unemployment-drops-51-percent <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of one percentage point in December to 5.1 percent.<br><br>Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says the recovery from the Great Recession has been slower than from past economic slowdowns, but progress is being made. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 06:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56087 at http://wamc.org Vermont Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent