Outlook Mixed On Vermont’s Economy

The state’s unemployment rate dropped again giving Vermont one of the lowest rates in the country. But state revenues have fallen for the third month in a row, creating a $14 million hole in next year’s budget.

Vt.’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 5 Percent

Vermont labor officials say the state’s unemployment rate fell slightly in January to 5 percent. The seasonally adjusted rate was a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from December and 3.3 percent below the national rate for January of 8.3 percent.