Vermont has a worker shortage. The signs are all around. Ask anyone in Vermont who owns or manages a business about their staffing levels, and the answer will basically follow the same theme: “We can’t find enough people to fill our open positions.”
While much of the evidence pointing to a worker shortage is anecdotal, the Vermont Department of Labor added some statistical weight to that claim when it released the July unemployment numbers. Vermont hit a record-low number of 1.8% for statewide unemployment.