Vermont unemployment rate holds steady in August at 2.1%

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate held steady in August at 2.1%.

The August unemployment rate compares to a rate of 2.6% in August of last year.

Unemployment in Vermont's 17 labor markets ranged from a low of 1.8% in the White River Junction area to a high of 3.7% in Derby.

Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington says Vermont's unemployment rate continues to be among the lowest in the country.

He says that's good news for job seekers, it does not necessarily mean finding meaningful work is easy.

He says some parts of Vermont has a shortage of workers while in others there is a shortage of jobs and Labor Department staff can help job seekers find meaningful employment.

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