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February 2021 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
"Employment data is what is called lagging data, as it is always looking in the rearview mirror.  In real-time, the economic impacts of the pandemic turned one-year-old this month; however, for this report, we are looking at February 2021.  What is interesting about the data in this month’s publication, is that since February 2020, the only sector that has experienced over the year job growth is Professional & Technical Services. At its current level, it is tied for a historical high.  The reasons for this are twofold – first, this industry has shown greater resilience to the economic disruption of COVID-19 than other sectors because jobs in this sector can more easily be transferred to a virtual work environment or can operate with a high degree of social distancing.  Secondly, the long, overall trend for this industry is positive, with some saying it is the future of the American economy.  With highly skilled positions in areas such as information technology, finance and accounting, computer programming, and other business-to-business services, this sector is poised for continued growth over the coming years.  At the Department of Labor, we are working to increase awareness about jobs in this sector and others, and what type of skills are necessary in order for jobseekers to find meaningful employment.  In many cases, individuals can find entry into these career paths through career technical education, post-secondary certificate programs, or a 2-year degree.  Visit for more information."
Michael Harrington
Labor Commissioner

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2022.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - Apr 8, 2021
    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 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.
  • Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US - 2020 in Current Dollars and 2019 in Real Dollars
    Vermont's 2020 Per Capita Personal Income in Current Dollars was $58,650, a ranking of 19. In Real Dollars, Vermont's 2019 PCPI was $49,038, ranking 31st. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2020 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 - June 2020
    Gross job losses far exceeded gains in June 2020 resulting in a net decrease of -32,965 jobs, reflecting effects of the global pandemic. (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.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 2000-2019
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2019
    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.
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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
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     - Northern Vermont Balance Of State
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    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - February 2021
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 279,125 for the third quarter of 2020. Also released, revised 2020 1st & 2nd quarters.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2020 Year To Date
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      - 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.
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      - 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
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    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
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    New England n/a 7.0 3.1
    United States 6.2 6.3 3.5
    Consumer Price Index
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    Annual % Chg 2.6 1.7
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