VT unemployment up after steady decline - VT Business Magazine

Once the lowest unemployment in the nation, Vermont is now in the middle of the pack, with the rate slowly on the rise.

“President Trump signed an executive order at the beginning of August that would reinstall a $400 payment, with states picking up $100 of that. Scott has said at his press briefings that the state will use CARES Act funds to pick up the state's share of $100. He said it would cost the state $4-5 million a week. Between the regular UI and PUA there are about 40,000 Vermonters who would be entitled to the extra $400.”

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