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Fri September 21, 2012

Jobless Rate Rises in Vermont in August

Vermont's unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percent in August.

The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted rate for August was 5.3 percent. The rate was significantly lower than the national average of 8.1 percent.

Labor officials said the diverse mix of businesses in Vermont helped insulate the state against some of the economic problems faced by other states.

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