Unemployment in the Northeast Kingdom remained low last month, matching or near the lowest unemployment rate since the pandemic hit in March 2020, while showing gains in total employed compared to last year. According to the September unemployment report released Friday by the Vermont Department of Labor, unemployment stood at 2.1% in the St. Johnsbury area and 2.8% in the Derby area. The comparable statewide unadjusted rate was at 2.0%. The statewide average dropped from 2.2% in August to 2.0% in September. It is down from 2.7% in September 2022. Job gains were seen in private industries and government jobs, reported the Department of Labor.
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