Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement on today’s strong employment news:
April 18, 2014 -- “Our focus on attracting, retaining and growing good jobs continues to be reflected in Vermont's unemployment rate, which has now dropped to 3.4%, its lowest point since June 2005. Vermont now has second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, a reflection of our skilled workforce, great schools, remarkable quality of life, and so many other ingredients that employers look for when locating and expanding their businesses.
But we have more work to do to make sure all Vermonters see the benefit of our economic recovery. I remain committed to my top priority of job creation and economic growth, proposing investments in education and job training and ensuring that Vermont has the incentives to keep great companies here and growing. I am pleased and proud at today’s employment news, and will continue to fight for working Vermonters and our state’s strong economy.”