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Vermont unemployment rate up slightly

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont’s jobless rate rose slightly last month.The state unemployment rate went up one-tenth of a percentage point in December to 3.1%.Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington says the low level of unemployment does not account for the contraction in the labor force.He says nearly 20,000 Vermonters have left the labor force throughout the pandemic.
Vermont unemployment rate up slightly
1 month agoMontpelier, United States

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Vermont unemployment rate up slightly

Vermont unemployment rate up slightly

1 month ago|Montpelier, United States

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont’s jobless rate rose slightly last month.The state unemployment rate went up one-tenth of a percentage point in December to 3.1%.Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington says the low level of unemployment does not account for the contraction in the labor force.He says nearly 20,000 Vermonters have left the labor force throughout the pandemic.

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1 month ago|Burlington, United States

Vermont unemployment rate up slightly

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont’s jobless rate rose slightly last month.The state unemployment rate went up one-tenth of a percentage point in December to 3.1%.Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington says the low level of unemployment does not account for the contraction in the labor force.He says nearly 20,000 Vermonters have left the labor force throughout the pandemic.Click here for the Vermont Department of Labor’s full December 2020 Unemploy…

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1 month ago|Montpelier, United States

Vermont has more women on unemployment than any other state

Women’s job losses are reflected in unemployment statistics. Chart by Erin Petenko/VTDiggerAmong the millions of people who left the U.S. workforce last year, most are women. And nowhere is that more evident than in Vermont, which led the nation with the largest share of unemployment insurance recipients who were women.New research from the Joint Fiscal Office shows that about 73% of the people collecting regular unemployment benefits in Vermont…

1 month ago|Montpelier, United States
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