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May 2018 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
June 15, 2018
"The trend of a rising Vermont labor force highlighted last month, continues in the newly released May data.  For the fifth month in a row, Vermont households report increasing labor force participation rates.  The combination of near record low levels of unemployment and active recruitment by Vermont companies appears to be motivating individuals across the state to re-enter the labor market.  The Department has a federal charge to work with individuals and businesses with equal intensity.  Accordingly, staff in the Department's Career Resource Centers are ready to assist not only job seekers and students but also businesses looking to hire or develop a training program.  Contact any one of the Department's 12 Career Resource Centers to learn more about how we can work together."
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 2019.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - July 11, 2018
    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.9:20 AM 6/29/2018
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - May
    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
  • 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.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 3rd Quarter 2017
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Vt Labor Market Quarterly - June 2018
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2017
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   Four quarter average ending 2nd Quarter 2018
    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 - September 2017
    For September 2017, gross job losses outpaced gains resulting in a 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 2017.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2017
    Vermont's per capita personal income increased to $51,114 and a ranking of 19 in 2017. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • CES Annual Summary
    Current Employment Statistics annual summary is available at Publications.
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    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.50 for 2018.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.50 per hour from the current rate of $10.00 per hour, effective on January 1, 2018.
  • Minimum Wage Poster
  • Minimum Wage Determination
  • Nov-20-2017
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - May 2018
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    A new interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 312,210 for 4th Quarter and 309,326 for the year 2017. Also released, revised 2017 3rd Quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2017 Year To Date
      - 2017 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Latest estimates of employment, hourly and annual wage rates for over 600 occupations.
     - Vermont
     - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro NECTA
     - Northern Vermont Balance Of State
     - Southern Vermont Balance Of State
     - OES Area Map
    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.
      - 2017 Economic-Demographic Profile
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.8 2.8 3.1
    New England n/a 3.6 3.9
    United States 3.8 3.9 4.3
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 251.989 251.588
    Annual % Chg 2.9 2.8
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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