Data & Research
* Economic & Labor Market Information *
October 2023 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
November 17, 2023
"For the fifth consecutive month, the monthly data has shown growth in Vermont's labor force.  Going back further, 32 of the last 34 months have shown increases, and the State’s current labor force participation rate of 64.2% is the highest it has been since the start of the pandemic.  As National Apprenticeship Week winds down, it is important to highlight the value of apprenticeships both for businesses and individuals.  The “Earn While You Learn” model of Registered Apprenticeships, certified through the Vermont Department of Labor, has shown higher earnings and greater likelihood of long-term employment for its graduates.  You can visit to learn more."
Michael Harrington
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2024.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - December 7, 2023
    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
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2022
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released 2022 Per Capita Personal Income for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas. See Wages and Income.
  • Workplace Injuries and Illnesses - 2022
    Nationally, private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2022, up 7.5 percent from 2021. In Vermont, 8,700 were reported. More information at Industries.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 1st Quarter 2023
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 2003-2022
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   4th Quarter 2022 - 3rd Quarter 2023 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 - March 2023
    Gross job gains of 20,856 exceeded job losses of 14,980 for a net increase of 5,876 in March 2023. (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 2023.
  • 2022 Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US, revised
    Vermont Per Capita Personal Income was revised down slightly to $63,039 (current dollars) for 2022, dropping the state ranking one point to 22nd highest. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2022
    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.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2022
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
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    2023-2024 Edition
    2021 Edition
     October 2022
    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $13.67 for 2024.
    Beginning January 1, 2024, Vermont’s minimum wage will become $13.67 per hour. This is an increase of $0.49 from the current minimum wage of $13.18.
  • 2024 Minimum Wage Announcement
  • 2024 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Oct-11-2023
    * Data Releases *
    Total Covered Employment, preliminary, averaged 306,086 in the 2nd quarter 2023, a 1.9% increase from a year earlier. Also re-released, 1st quarter 2023.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2023 Year To Date
      - 2023 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 - October 2023
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Our most popular publication of state and county economic data has been updated. Included are county commuting patterns along with other regional information on income, population, housing, and employment.
      - 2023 Economic & Demographic Profile Series
      Prevailing Wage rates required under the Capital Construction Act for state construction projects have been updated and are effective from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
      Note: New Registered Apprentice Rates
    The 2020-2030 Long Term Occupational Projections for Substate areas are now available, in addition to previously released Statewide data. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - 2020-2030 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
    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 2.0 1.9 3.1
    New England n/a 2.7 3.6
    United States 3.9 3.8 3.7
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 307.671 307.789
    Annual % Chg 3.2 3.7
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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