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March 2022 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
April 15, 2022
"As we know, the Vermont economy changes with the seasons and as the sap flows, so too do the jobs.  The months of April, May and June are a period of transition for many Vermonters, as they either return to employment or switch from winter to summer operations.  Most notably, this is a time when programs of study, including apprenticeships, are nearing graduation.  This presents an important opportunity for employers to partner with the Vermont Department of Labor and education providers to tap into this population and their newly obtained skills and abilities as they join the labor force.  With this in mind, it is not surprising that the household data for March showed a boost to the Vermont labor force and the number of people working in the state – a trend that is likely to continue through the summer.

The Department of Labor has a number of hiring events already on the books, and employers are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities as a way to find key talent.  Of note, is the state-wide job fair hosted by the Associated General Contractors of Vermont, which is sponsored in part by the Department of Labor.  This job fair is being held on Tuesday, April 26 at the Champlain Valley Expo and is open to all sectors and industries, including health care, government, manufacturing, and more.  To learn more about these events and opportunities to connect with job seekers, contact our Workforce Development team at (802) 828-4394 or by visiting"

Michael Harrington

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2023.
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  • Unemployment Weekly Report - May 12, 2022
    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
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2021
    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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2nd Quarter 2021 - 1st Quarter 2022 Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 3rd Quarter 2021
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • 2021 Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US
    2021 Vermont Per Capita Personal Income, in Current Dollars, was $59,704, ranking the state 23rd highest. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - June 2021
    Gross job gains exceeded loses in June 2021 resulting in a net increase of 3,707 jobs. (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 2021.
  • Real Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US - 2020
    Vermont's 2020 Real Per Capita Personal Income is $53,726, similar to the US and ranking the State 22nd. Charts and data are at Wages & Income.
  • Fatal Occupational Injuries - 2020
    There were 4,764 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2020, a 10.7 percent decrease from 5,333 in 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in a News Release. In Vermont, there were 8 fatal work injuries for the same period. This information is also available at Industries.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2020
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2020 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Also available from Wages and Income page.
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    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - March 2022
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