Vermont's unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in June, the second consecutive month-to-month increase.
The June seasonally-adjusted rate climbed three-tenths of a percentage point, after climbing one-tenth of a percentage point from April to May.
The comparative national rate in June was 7.6 percent, which was unchanged from May.
Despite the increase, Vermont's unemployment rate remained the fourth lowest in the country.
Local, non-seasonally adjusted rates ranged from 3.6 percent in Hartford to 7.3 percent in Newport.