People's United Bank partners with Vermont City Marathon Eric Darling of Shelburne (left) listens as organizers of the Vermont City Marathon announce that People's United Bank will be the marathon's primary sponsor at a news conference in Burlington on Monday.(Photo: GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS)Buy Photo
KeyBank signs deal with Vermont City Marathon Public Assets Institute Vermont’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in April, its lowest level in nearly nine years. But while joblessness hit a low last seen in June 2006, the number of Vermonters working still lags. The spring and summer of 2006 marked Vermont’s all-time employment peak, when more than 344,000 people were working. Last month, the number of employed stood at 335,673.