"While only preliminary 2014 data is in, it points to Vermont's continued economic recovery from the recession of 2007. Vermont employers end the year reporting near-record high employment, having surpassed pre-recessionary levels. The unemployment rate on an annualized basis continues to improve. We recognize, however, that the recent economic gains have not reached all Vermonters or economic sectors. Certain industries, most notably construction, have yet to recover. Regions outside the Northwestern part of the state have not mirrored the robust growth seen in and around the Burlington area. More work in job training, career exploration, and economic development to support job growth is needed to ensure all Vermonters have access to economic advancement. The Vermont Department of Labor has state and federal money to support the employers' needs for skilled workers, as well as the individual person seeking job placement assistance. Contact the Department to learn about the services we offer through our 12 regional career centers."
Annie M. Noonan Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
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