Vermont Unemployment Rate Inches Up To 3.1% In June

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's unemployment rate inched up one-tenth of a percentage point in June to 3.1%.

The national jobless rate last month also increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9% from May, the Vermont Labor Department said Friday.

Around Vermont, the unemployment rate ranged from 3% in Barre-Montpelier and Middlebury to 5.1% in Woodstock, according to the Labor Department.

“Unlike the decline, which was sharp and abrupt, the economic recovery continues to slowly gain back what was lost," said Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington in a statement. “The size of the labor force and the number of filled positions in the Vermont economy continue to grow. Vermont businesses are reporting high levels of open positions.”