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Press Release: VT Department of Labor July 2019 Unemployment and Jobs Report

August 15, 2019

Vermont’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Hold Steady

Today, the Vermont Department of Labor released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering July 2019. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for July was 2.1 percent. This reflects no change from the revised June rate. As of last month’s data (June 2019), the unemployment rates for Vermont and the Burlington-South Burlington NECTA were the lowest in the country relative to other states and metropolitan areas, respectively.

“Though our unemployment rate continues to be low, there are a number of Vermont workers looking for more hours or higher paying jobs. To get that next job, some of these individuals may need to acquire a new skill or become licensed in a specialized field. Learning this summer about all the training and educational programs beginning this fall is a first step towards better employment opportunities. There are wonderful providers across the state partnering with the Department to offer Registered Apprenticeships and short courses at convenient times which tie directly to employer needs in Vermont. Visit any one of the Department’s Career Resource Centers spread across the state to learn which program or training may be best for you… and bring a friend,” said Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle.


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