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February 2019 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
March 22, 2019
"Vermont's unemployment rate continues to reach new lows.  The scarcity of labor in Vermont is putting upward pressure on wage growth and downward pressure on employment growth.  Taking a step back, the changes in employment growth from the last economic peak are startling.  Between 2007 and 2018, the Vermont economy is estimated to have added 7,100 jobs. Over the same time period, the Burlington metro area has added 9,800 jobs.  This means that over this 11-year period, the balance of the state - net the Burlington metro area – has 2,700 fewer jobs.  To improve these outcomes, Vermont needs more workers to fill the open jobs across the state.  These trends are another reason why the Department continues to heavily focus on assisting all employers across the state with the recruitment and retention of workers.  If you are a business, or a job-seeker, reach out to your local Career Resource Center to learn how we can help."
Lindsay Kurrle
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?
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - January
    A monthly series on labor market & business activity, state tax revenues, travel & tourism, rooms & meals business receipts and seasonal indicators. View the latest issue . Past issues available at Publications
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - March 20, 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
  • CES Annual Summary
    Current Employment Statistics annual summary is available at Publications.
  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Private Sector data in Vermont, 2017
    Bureau of Labor Statistics has updated research data on employment and wages for the nonprofit sector. State level, select industry, county and metro data for 2017 is available at UI Covered Employment. Prior year data can be found at BLS.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2018
    Find tables on initial claims, weeks claimed, unemployment compensation payments and more, all based on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 1st 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.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - June 2018
    For June 2018, gross job losses and job gains were nearly equal resulting in a small net decrease in jobs. (table, graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual March to March gains and losses from 1994 to 2018.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 1998-2017
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2017
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2017 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Go to Wages and Income.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   4th Quarter 2017 - 3rd Quarter 2018 Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Vt Labor Market Quarterly - October 2018
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
    *                      Brochures                  *
    Vermont's high-pay high-growth jobs
    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.78 for 2019.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.78 per hour from the current rate of $10.50 per hour, effective on January 1, 2019.
  • Minimum Wage Poster
  • Oct-4-2018
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - February 2019
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 311,260 for 3rd Quarter, 2018. Also released, revised 2018 2nd Quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2018 Year To Date
    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.
      - 2018 Economic-Demographic Profile
    Vermont 2016-2026 Long Term Occupational Projection publication and data table are now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - Publication
      - Data Table HTM XLS
    Vermont 2016-2026 Long Term Industry Projections are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Data Table HTM XLS
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.4 2.5 2.7
    New England n/a 3.3 3.7
    United States 3.8 4.0 4.1
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 252.776 251.712
    Annual % Chg 1.5 1.6
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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