Vermont's unemployment rate has climbed to 4.6 percent in July, the third consecutive month reporting an increase in the state's rate.
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 monthly unemployment report shows Vermont’s remains far below the national rate. But some say that’s because more people are dropping out of the labor force, not because they’ve found jobs.
The Vermont Labor Department says the state's unemployment dropped to 4.1 percent in March, the eighth straight month without an increase.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says a South Burlington electrical contractor is a good example of how the state is working to ensure businesses have enough qualified workers.
The Vermont Department of Labor says the unemployment rate dropped slightly in February to 4.4 percent.
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.Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.