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Vermont unemployment down a bit in July

The Illinois Department of Employment Security has extended jobless benefits another 20 weeks as the state’s unemployment numbers continue to soar because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security has extended jobless benefits another 20 weeks as the state’s unemployment numbers continue to soar because of the coronavirus pandemic.(MGN Image)
Published: Aug. 21, 2020 at 12:10 PM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - New figures show Vermont’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 8.3%.

That’s down from 9.5% in June but there are still more than 28,000 people out of work.

Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, says the trend is positive, but he fears unemployment numbers could soon be rising again with the onset of colder weather when not only normal seasonal jobs end, but restaurants and other businesses are forced to cease outdoor services.

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