Vt. unemployment rate down in August

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont's unemployment rate dropped again slightly last month.

The labor department pegs the seasonally adjusted statewide jobless rate for August at 3 percent. That's down one-tenth of a point from July and tied for seventh lowest in the country. The national rate in August was 4.4 percent.

Officials say the state's labor market continues to be very tight and that many businesses struggle to attract and retain workers.