|October 2018 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
November 16, 2018
|"For the fourteenth consecutive month, the Vermont unemployment rate is below 3%. Tight labor market conditions are readily apparent to nearly all Vermont employers across the industry spectrum. The October data released today shows signs of a maturing economic expansion as employers are finding it increasingly challenging to find qualified applicants to fill job vacancies.
November 12th – 16th is National Apprenticeship Week. Workforce development professionals around the State are encouraging employers to create on-the-job training models like Registered Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships to help narrow the gap between the demands of a position and the skills of a job seeker. The Vermont Department of Labor has resources to help employers create structured models that fit business and growth needs. Job seekers appreciate this model because not only are they “earning while they’re learning”, they also benefit from one-on-one mentoring, progressive pay raises, and a nationally recognized credential upon completion.
I encourage Vermont businesses and individuals interested in exploring on-the-job training models and Registered Apprenticeship programs, to reach out to their local Vermont Department of Labor Career Resource Center to learn about the Registered Apprenticeship program and how the Department of Labor can help create and administer sponsored training opportunities
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
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Unemployment Weekly Report - November 14, 2018
Economic and Travel Indicators - September
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and unemployment rates for New England states and the U.S. This and more UI reports
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Gross Job Gains and Losses - March 2018
Alternative Unemployment Rates: 4th Quarter 2017 - 3rd Quarter 2018 Averages
Vt Labor Market Quarterly - October 2018
A monthly series on labor market & business activity, state tax revenues, travel & tourism,
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A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 4th Quarter 2017
Vermont State Construction Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule Updated, effective July 1, 2018
Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2017
Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2017
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available at Publications
Vermont's per capita personal income increased to $51,114 and a ranking of 19 in 2017.
Charts and data available at Wages & Income