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August 2019 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
September 20, 2019
"Vermont's unemployment rate continues to be among the lowest in the country. While this is good news for job seekers because it means there are employers hungry for talent, it does not necessarily mean finding meaningful work is easy.  It takes hard work and determination, and even then, that may not be enough. Across the state, each of our regions is unique. Some regions suffer from a shortage of workers, while others a shortage of jobs, and in many of these same regions job seekers and employers also face challenges with transportation, housing, and childcare.  It is these barriers to employment that take the task of finding work and make it unattainable for so many.  The Department of Labor, and its staff, are committed to removing these barriers so that job seekers have an easier time finding well-paying jobs in high-demand areas."
Michael Harrington
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
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Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2020.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - October 9, 2019
    Find the latest information on claims, unemployment insurance statistics and unemployment rates for New England states and the U.S.  This and more UI reports are at Publications
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 4th Quarter 2018
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2018, revised
    Vermont's revised 2018 per capita personal income increased to $54,173, with a ranking of 19, unchanged. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - December 2018
    December 2018 gross job gainw outpaced job losses resulting in a net decrease of 1,285 jobs. (table, graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available, annual March to March gains and losses from 1994 to 2018.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2018
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
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    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.96 for 2020.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.96 per hour from the current rate of $10.78 per hour, effective on January 1, 2020.
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - August 2019
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 309,091 in 1st Quarter 2019. Also released, revised 2018 Annual Averages and 2018 4th Quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2019 Year To Date
      - 2019 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    Our most popular publication of state, county and town economic data has been updated. Included are county commuting patterns along with other regional information on income, population, housing, and employment.
      - 2019 Economic-Demographic Profile
    The 2016-2026 Long Term Occupational Projections for substate areas are now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - 2016-2026 Long Term Occupational Projections
      Occupational Projection tables
          - Statewide HTML | XLS
          - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA HTML | XLS
          - Northern Balance Of State HTML | XLS
          - Southern Balance Of State HTML | XLS
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.1 2.1 2.6
    New England n/a 3.0 3.4
    United States 3.7 3.7 3.8
    Next Vt release:
    October 18
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 256.759 256.558
    Annual % Chg 1.7 1.7
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    November 13
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