- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont’s unemployment rate dropped two tenths of 1 percent to register at 3.6 percent in April, tied for the fourth lowest in the country.

Gov. Peter Shumlin says the numbers point to continued economic growth and recovery from the last recession.

Vermont’s April unemployment rate was a third lower than the national average of 5.4 percent.

Vermont added 1,800 jobs in April, continuing a trend and outpacing population growth.

Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says the tightening labor market creates advancement opportunities for Vermonters at all skill levels.

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