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Vermont Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.9 percent in February

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The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for February was 3.9 percent. This represents a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from the revised January rate (4.1 percent). The national average in February was 5.5 percent, which experienced a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from the previous month’s estimate. As of the prior month’s initial data, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for ninth lowest in the country. Looking at historical data, February 2015 preliminary data is below 4.0% unemployment for the first time in Vermont since May 2007.

Vermont Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.9 percent in February