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Vermont’s unemployment rate held at 3.1 percent in the month of May, according to the latest data from the state’s Department of Labor. The numbers show a loss of jobs in the construction and “Technical Services” sectors and new jobs added in “Administrative & Waste Services.”
A man who invested a $500,000 in Jay Peak through the federal EB-5 foreign investment program is suing the State of Vermont and accusing state officials of being complicit in multi-million-dollar fraud allegedly perpetrated by Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros and CEO Bill Stenger.
Vermont’s Department of Labor accidentally overcollected $26,000 in unemployment contributions from businesses across the state because of a rounding error coded into the state’s software in 2008, officials announced Thursday.
Voters in South Burlington approved a school budget for the coming academic year Tuesday after two earlier budgets failed. The 3,146 to 2,067 approval from voters came after a politically charged campaign.
Proposed federal cuts to affordable housing funds are headed to the Senate in Washington, but Gov. Phil Scott says that whatever the federal government does, affordable housing remains a priority for his administration.