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.
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.
The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate ticked up one tenth of 1 percent in May to 4.1 percent.
The Vermont Department of Labor says the unemployment rate dropped slightly in February to 4.4 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.