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April 2021 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
May 21, 2021
"It's important to look at this month's report with a bit of historical context.  We are now 12 months from the worst part of the current recession.  In April 2020, there were fewer than 200,000 private-sector jobs, a decline of over 60,000 from April 2019.  Due in part to the steep decline last spring, this month’s employment numbers as reported by Vermont businesses look extremely positive with a 20% increase over the year in private-sector employment.  While many private-sector jobs have returned, the Vermont economy is still down an estimated 18,800 private-sector jobs since before the pandemic.  Additionally, there are over 30,000 fewer people employed with an increasing number of the unemployed population classified as 'long-term unemployed,' those unemployed for 27 weeks or more.  The impacts of COVID-19 are a significant factor in this data.  Nonetheless, long periods of unemployment can have lingering effects on individuals, making it more difficult to rejoin the workforce.  The Department of Labor's Workforce Development Division can help mitigate these negative outcomes through in-person or virtual services so that unemployed Vermonters can find meaningful employment.  Visit to connect with our workforce development team today."
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 - June 17, 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 - 3rd 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 - September 2020
    Gross job gains exceeded losses in September 2020 resulting in a net increase of 14,810 jobs, as Vermont started to recover from the 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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2nd Quarter 2020 - 1st Quarter 2021 Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • 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.
  • 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
    * Data Releases *
    The 2018-2028 Long Term Occupational Projections for Substate areas are now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - 2018-2028 Long Term Occupational Projections
      Occupational Projection tables
          - Statewide HTML | XLS
          - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA HTML | XLS
          - Northern Balance Of State HTML | XLS
          - Southern Balance Of State HTML | XLS
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 283,470 for the year 2020. Also released, 4th quarter and revised 2020 1st - 3rd quarters.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2020 Year To Date
      - 2020 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Industry and Sex
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - April 2021
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    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
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.9 2.9 14.8
    New England n/a 6.4 13.8
    United States 6.1 6.0 14.8
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 269.195 267.054
    Annual % Chg 5.0 4.2
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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