The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for March was 3.0 percent. This reflects no change from the revised February rate (3.0 percent). The national rate in March was 4.5 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA had the second lowest unemployment rate in the country for all metropolitan areas at 2.4 percent (not-seasonally-adjusted). Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was the sixth lowest in the country for the same time period.