MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's unemployment rate continues to decline. The seasonally adjusted rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point in April to 4 percent.
That's the third lowest in the country. The national average was 7.5 percent, also down one-tenth of a percentage point from March.
In the state's 17 local labor market areas, the non-seasonally adjusted rates for April ranged from 2.9 percent in the Hartford area to 7.3 percent in Newport.
Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says the state needs to keep up its job training efforts to keep its workforce more resilient against future economic downturns.
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