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9:00 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Vermont Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4 Percent

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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.

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6:30 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Debate Over Release of IBM Layoff Numbers

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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.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Vermont Governor Marks Repayment of Unemployment Loan

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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.

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North Country News
1:01 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Vermont Unemployment Ticks Up to 4.1 Percent in May

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The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate ticked up one tenth of 1 percent in May to 4.1 percent.

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North Country News
4:50 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Vermont's Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4 Percent

The Vermont Department of Labor says the unemployment rate dropped slightly in February to 4.4 percent.

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North Country News
1:15 am
Sun January 20, 2013

Vermont Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent

The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of one percentage point in December to 5.1 percent.

Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says the recovery from the Great Recession has been slower than from past economic slowdowns, but progress is being made.

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