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December 2018 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
January 18, 2019
"Though these are preliminary numbers and additional work needs to be completed to finalize calendar year 2018, the downward trend in the Vermont labor force is of concern.  December marks the sixth consecutive month with a decrease to the labor force.  On a sub-state level, we know that these declines are not being evenly distributed across the state but are instead concentrated to more rural locations and the southern counties.  From a business perspective, Vermont needs more workers to fill employment vacancies.  A variety of employment opportunities exist for individuals with a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds.  The Department can assist employers with recruiting efforts.  For job seekers, the Department has a suite of job-search and job-training related programs.  Please contact your local career resource center to learn about all of the Department's services."
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?
  • 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.
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - February 13, 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 - 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.
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - November
    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
  • 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.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2017
    Vermont's per capita personal income increased to $52,225 and maintained a ranking of 19 in 2017. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Vermont State Construction Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule Updated, effective July 1, 2018
    Vermont State Construction Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule has been updated and is effective as of July 1, 2018. Note: New Registered Apprentice Rates. Also avaiable at Wages & Income.
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    * 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 *
    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
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - December 2018
      - 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
    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 2.7 2.7 2.9
    New England n/a 3.5 3.7
    United States 3.9 3.7 4.1
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 251.712 251.233
    Annual % Chg 1.6 1.9
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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