FACT CHECK #3 ABOUT THE SHUMLIN-SHAP SMITH ECONOMY

Fewer Vermonters Working Today than When Governor Shumlin First Took Office

Montpelier, Vt. –  Contrary to Governor Shumlin’s rosy statements to the media about Vermont’s economy, his official Department of Labor reports tell a very different story.

According to the Shumlin Administration’s actual reports, the number of employed Vermonters has actually decreased over the four years that Governor Shumlin has been in office with House Speaker Shap Smith on the sidelines cheering his every move.

The real fact is this — from January 2011 to December 2014, the number of employed Vermonters has dropped by 1,100.

The real economic numbers for Vermont tell the full story.

It’s time for a change.