MONTPELIER, Vt. (WFFF) — Vermont’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in September, but lawmakers are skeptical.
The department said the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for September dipped six-tenths of one percent from August’s estimate of 4.8 percent. Gov. Phil Scott said the numbers don’t add up for him.
“I don’t think it’s real, in a lot of respects,” Scott said. “I think there is still a lot of struggling people out there, a lot of people who are unemployed who aren’t necessarily on unemployment at this point in time.”