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Vermont unemployment rate drops to 3.4 percent

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Vermont's unemployment rate has dropped again for the sixth straight month.

The Vermont Department of Labor reports the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for March was 3.4 percent. That's three-tenths lower than February.

The national unemployment rate remained unchanged for March at 6.7 percent.

"It's really a diversified economic recovery, but we're excited about the fact that Vermont now is really growing jobs. We're seeing an increase in the number of folks taking jobs in Vermont. So, we just want to keep the pedal to the metal, keep moving, but we've gotta keep the great momentum that we're making," said Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont.

But the unemployment rate only paints part of Vermont's overall employment picture. Kristin Kelly takes a closer look tonight on the Channel 3 News at 6 p.m.

Click here for the full report from the Vt. Department of Labor.

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