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September 2018 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
October 19, 2018
"The topline numbers in September show a decline in employment as reported by Vermont businesses and Vermont households with the most noticeable over-the-year decline found in the leisure and hospitality sector.  While many tourism-based employers are reporting difficulty filling open positions, unfilled positions could account for some of the reported decline.  The Department is waiting to assess whether the reported decline holds or is adjusted with more data.  We know that year-to-year differences can influence the historically calculated seasonal-adjustment factors.  On a positive note, employers continue to report wage growth, a reflection of historically low unemployment and increased competition for labor.  The Department is available to assist Vermont employers and job-seekers alike.  Please contact any one of the Department's twelve local offices to learn more."
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 - October 17, 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
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - August
    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
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 4th 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.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - December 2017
    For December 2017, gross job gains outpaced loses resulting in a net increase 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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   3rd Quarter 2017 - 2nd Quarter 2018 Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    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.
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    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - September 2018
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    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
    A new interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    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
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 307,101 for 1st Quarter, 2018. Also released, revised 2017 1st-4th Quarters and Annual Averages.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2018 Year To Date
      - 2018 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Vermont 2016-2026 Long Term Industry Projections are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Data Table HTM XLS
    Latest estimates of employment, hourly and annual wage rates for over 600 occupations.
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     - 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 2.8 2.9
    New England n/a 3.6 3.7
    United States 3.7 3.9 4.2
    Next Vt release:
    November 16
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 252.439 252.146
    Annual % Chg 2.3 2.7
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