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June 15, 2018


Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement regarding the Vermont Department of Labor’s May employment release.

“Filling the good jobs we know are available in our state and increasing the size of our workforce is a top priority for my Administration. For the fifth straight month, Vermont’s labor force has expanded, growing by nearly 4,000 since the start of this year. I’m cautiously optimistic that this growth represents a shift from nearly a decade of decline.

“The work we are doing to make Vermont more affordable, and the collaborative efforts of the Administration and the Legislature, will help us add workers and good jobs to our economy, finally putting a stop to the erosion of our workforce we saw for years. Growing and strengthening our workforce must be the top priority of all elected officials, regardless of political party. Increasing the size of our workforce and growing the economy is key to ensuring Vermont has the revenue to meet current and future needs.”