Vermont unemployment rate drops to 3.8 percent in March; national rate at 5.5 percent

Economic IndicatorsAssociated Press

The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in March to 3.8 percent.

Labor officials say March was the sixth straight month without an increase in the jobless rate.

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The national rate was 5.5 percent for March, unchanged from the month before.

Vermont Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says the state's economy was bolstered by a successful 2014-2015 ski season.

Around the state, Vermont unemployment rate ranged from 2.9 percent in the Burlington and South Burlington to 7.6 percent in Derby.