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Vermont’s Unemployment Rate Decreased to 2.4 Percent in April

May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023

Kevin Stapleton, E & LMI Assistant Director, Department of Labor
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Vermont’s Unemployment Rate Decreased to 2.4 Percent in April

Today, the Vermont Department of Labor released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering April 2023. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for April was 2.4 percent. This reflects a decrease of three-tenths of one percentage point from the prior month’s revised estimate. The civilian labor force participation rate was 63.7 percent in April, unchanged from the prior month.

Commissioners Message

“Vermont employers continue to report thousands of job openings in every corner of the state. Earlier this week I was honored to participate in the graduation of 164 Vermonters from our Registered Apprenticeship Program. Newly certified, these Vermonters will be able to step into a career path with high paying jobs in electrical, plumbing, industrial sewing and advanced manufacturing. The registered apprenticeship program is an industry-driven, high-quality career program where Vermonters can obtain work experience and nationally-recognized credentials.

With jobs in the trades in high demand, now is a great time to start building skills and working towards a financially secure future. Contact the Registered Apprenticeship Program at or speak with a job specialist at one of the Vermont Department of Labor’s job centers across the state today to learn more. Additional information on Registered Apprenticeships can be found at and” -Michael Harrington, Commissioner

To view the full press release visit, Economic & Labor Market Information - Vermont Department of Labor (