To the Editor,
Workforce woes aren’t new to Vermont but COVID-19 has made them worse. And our low unemployment rate doesn’t tell the whole story. There are nearly 25,000 fewer Vermonters in the workforce then there were just before COVID-19 hit. The number of unemployed Vermonters hasn’t changed - it’s that thousands of employed Vermonters have left the labor market altogether, despite near record wage growth.