- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Labor says the state’s unemployment rate held steady last month at 3.6 percent.

The state says the rate was tied for the third lowest in the country and it was the 11th consecutive month without an increase in the state’s unemployment rate.

Unemployment in Vermont’s 17 labor markets ranged from a low of 3 percent in the Burlington area to a high of 4.9 percent in Derby.

Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says this past week, the department sponsored a job fair with 103 employers participating, all of whom are hiring. She said there are tremendous opportunities in the Vermont economy for people of all backgrounds and skill sets.

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