The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for January was 3.1 percent. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised December rate (3.2 percent). The national rate in January was 4.8 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the lowest unemployment rate in the country for all metropolitan areas at 2.1 percent (not-seasonally-adjusted). Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for seventh lowest in the country for the same time period.