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Vermont unemployment rate inches up to 3.1% in June

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Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 6:41 AM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont’s unemployment rate inched up one-tenth of a percentage point in June to 3.1%.

The state Labor Department says that the national jobless rate last month also increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9% from May.

Around Vermont, the unemployment rate ranged from 3% in Barre-Montpelier and Middlebury to 5.1% in Woodstock.

Vermont Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington said, “The economic recovery continues to slowly gain back what was lost.”

He says the size of the labor force and the number of filled positions in the Vermont economy continue to grow while businesses are reporting high levels of open positions

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