Data & Research
* Economic & Labor Market Information *
November 2021 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
December 17, 2021
"November showed little change in our job market, according to data from Vermont businesses.  The number of unemployed individuals continued to decline, falling by 548 in November.  This brings the estimated unemployed population (as defined by Bureau of Labor Statistics data) down to 8,213 which is in line with pre-pandemic numbers from 2019.  The unemployed population data is based on the household survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, and not individuals collecting unemployment benefits.  Conversely, the most recent data shows that in September, Vermont had an estimated 25,000 job openings.  The combination of high demand and low supply continues to result in tight labor market conditions - not just in Vermont, but across the country.

The Department of Labor continues to work with schools, training providers and individuals looking to get back into the labor force to expediate their transition into employment. now has over 20,000 job postings and the Department's Job Centers are open for those looking for assistance in getting back to work.  Additionally, staff are working to meet Vermonters in local communities across the state by conducting office hours in unique locations such as local libraries, recreation facilities, and municipal centers, providing new opportunities to connect with jobseekers and employers in non-traditional settings.

If you would benefit from in-person or virtual job services, please contact our Workforce Development Division at or by calling 833-719-1051."

Michael Harrington

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2023.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - January 13, 2022
    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
  • Real Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US - 2020
    Vermont's 2020 Real Per Capita Personal Income is $53,726, similar to the US and ranking the State 22nd. Charts and data are at Wages & Income.
  • Fatal Occupational Injuries - 2020
    There were 4,764 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2020, a 10.7 percent decrease from 5,333 in 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in a News Release. In Vermont, there were 8 fatal work injuries for the same period. This information is also available at Industries.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2020
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2020 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Also available from Wages and Income page.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2020
    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 2021
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   4th Quarter 2020 - 3rd Quarter 2021 Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - March 2021
    Gross job gains exceeded loses in March 2021 resulting in a net decrease of 5,254 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 2021.
  • Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US - 1998-2020 Current Dollars revised
    Vermont's revised 2020 Per Capita Personal Income, in Current Dollars, increased to $59,187, still a ranking of 19. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2020
    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 $12.55 for 2022.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $12.55 per hour from the current rate of $11.75 per hour, effective on January 1, 2022.
  • 2022 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Nov-1-2021
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - November 2021
      - 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 Industry and Sex
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 289,154 for the 2nd Quarter of 2021. Also, 2020 4th quarter and annual revised.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2021 Year To Date
      - 2021 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.
      - 2021 Economic & Demographic Profile Series
      Prevailing Wage rates required under the Capital Construction Act for state construction projects have been updated and are effective from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
      Note: New Registered Apprentice Rates
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.6 2.8 3.7
    New England n/a 5.2 7.4
    United States 4.2 4.6 6.7
    Next Vt release:
    January 25
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 278.802 277.948
    Annual % Chg 7.0 6.8
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    February 10
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