A new study from Arizona State University says Vermont was among the top 12 states for job growth from July of 2011 to July of this year.
Vermont is the only New England state to make the top dozen. North Dakota led all states with a job growth rate of 6.9%. Vermont tied with Utah and Ohio and recorded a job growth rate of 2%. The national job growth rate was 1.4%.
Vermont’s unemployment rate ticked up 0.3% in July to 5%, compared to a national rate of 8.3%.