Vermont unemployment steady in January at 4.1 percent

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Labor says the state’s unemployment rate held steady in January at a rate of 4.1 percent.

For 2014, the annual average statewide unemployment rate was also 4.1 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percent from the 2013 annual average.

Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says that calendar year 2014 showed continued economic improvement from the previous year and the revised figures are stronger than initially reported.

The January figure of 4.1 percent unemployment was also the same rate for January 2014.

In January unemployment in Vermont’s 17 labor markets ranged from a low of 3.5 percent in the Burlington area to 8.2 percent in Derby.

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