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Vermont unemployment down again in April

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's unemployment rate continues to creep downward, registering at 3.3 percent in April, down one-tenth of a point from March.

The state Department of Labor said Friday that the seasonally-adjusted rate, compared to a national average unemployment rate of 6.3 percent, nearly double Vermont's. The national rate dropped by four-tenths of a percentage point.

Once again, Vermont ranked second-lowest in the country for unemployment, behind North Dakota, which is in the midst of an oil boom.

Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says her department is working to help Vermont employers fill vacancies. She's urging recent graduates, people who have been laid off, and people who are looking to change jobs to contact their nearest Department of Labor office.

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

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