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February 2020 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
March 27, 2020
"While the unemployment rate for the month of February shows no change from the revised January rate, it is important to remember that this data is not reflective of the current conditions. As businesses close due to COVID-19, we know there is a greater impact on Vermont's labor force than what is actually being shown in the numbers. This data will begin to be reflected in the March release next month. The Department of Labor continues to adapt to the COVID-19 developments to serve employees and employers through this time, and I encourage anyone looking for assistance to reach out to us. Additionally, please continue to monitor our website,, for the most up to date information from the Department."
Michael Harrington
Acting Labor Commissioner

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
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Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2021.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - April 2, 2020
    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 - 2nd Quarter 2019
    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 2019
    Gross job gains and loses were similar for June 2019 resulting in a small net decrease of -229 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 2019.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2018
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2018 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Also available from Wages and Income page.
  • LAUS Annual Summary
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics annual summary is now available at Publications.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 1999-2018
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
    *                      Brochures                  *
    Vermont's high-pay high-growth jobs
    * 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.
  • 2020 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Oct-7-2019
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - February 2020
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 310.946 in 3rd Quarter 2019. Also released, revised 2019 2nd 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
    Snapshot of benefits currently offered by employers in Vermont.
      - 2019 Fringe Benefit Study
    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
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.4 2.4 2.3
    New England n/a 3.0 3.2
    United States 3.5 3.6 3.8
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 258.678 257.971
    Annual % Chg 2.3 2.5
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    April 10
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