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October 2020 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
November 20, 2020
"The October data released today shows a slight decrease in the number of Vermonters who are currently filing for benefits; however, we know there are still a significant number of workers who are impacted by this Pandemic.  The good news is that, while COVID transmission numbers are on the rise, there does not seem to be any significant correlation between the spread of the virus and worksite operations at this time.  It is important to note that with the change in weather and the construction season coming to a close, the Department is anticipating a slight increase in new claims over the months of November and December.  Finally, I urge all Vermonters to heed the guidance of the Governor and Dr. Levine, to redouble our efforts to minimize the spread of the virus.  Now is the time for us to put the health and wellbeing of others before our own interests."
Michael Harrington
Labor Commissioner

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2021.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - Nov 30, 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 - 1st Quarter 2020
    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 - March 2020
    Gross job losses exceeded gains in March 2020 resulting in a net decrease of -4,467 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 2020.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US, current dollars revised 2013-2019, real dollars 2018
    Per capita income in Vermont for 2019 revised downward to $55,293, lowering the State's ranking to 19. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2019
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
  • LAUS Annual Summary
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics annual summary is now available at Publications.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2019, revised 2010-2018
    Per capita income in Vermont increased in 2019 to $56,691, raising the State's ranking to 18. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
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    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $11.75 for 2021.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $11.75 per hour from the current rate of $10.96 per hour, effective on January 1, 2021.
  • 2021 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Oct-27-2020
    * Data Releases *
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - October 2020
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 257,906 for the second quarter of 2020. Also released, revised 2020 1st quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2020 Year To Date
      - 2020 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Our most popular publication of state and county economic data has been updated. Included are county commuting patterns along with other regional information on income, population, housing, and employment.
      - 2020 Economic & Demographic Profile Series
    Vermont 2018-2028 Long Term Occupational Projections publication and data table are now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - Publication
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    Vermont 2018-2028 Long Term Industry Projections are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.2 4.3 2.4
    New England n/a 8.4 3.0
    United States 6.9 7.9 3.6
    Next Vt release:
    December 18
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 260.388 260.280
    Annual % Chg 1.2 1.4
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    December 10
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