Vermont, New Hampshire unemployment rates lowest in region

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New Hampshire and Vermont are expected to have the lowest unemployment rates in New England through 2008, according to a forecasting group called the New England Economic Partnership. The two states are expected to have unemployment rates around 3.4 percent over the next three years. Rhode Island and Massachusetts are expected to have the highest, around 5.2. The group says the fastest growing jobs in New England will be education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and professional and business services.

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