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October 2022 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
November 18, 2022
"The State of Vermont and Department of Labor are celebrating our 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, to highlight the benefits Registered Apprenticeship programs offer for jobseekers and employers. For employers, the value is in the ability to train and retain its workforce, while for jobseekers, they gain an industry recognized credential and ‘earn while they learn’. Vermont currently has 160 active Registered Apprenticeship programs and served nearly 5,000 apprentices last year. More than fifty percent of these apprentices were between the ages of 16 and 24. Vermont also offers a wide range of apprenticeship occupations, from traditional fields such as plumbing, electrical, and healthcare, to newly developed programs in high-demand sectors like aircraft and airframe mechanic, fiber optic cable installer, and CNC machinist. Registered Apprenticeship programs continue to be the gold standard of training programs, and the demand for skilled talent is undeniable. For more information about Registered Apprenticeships, either as an apprentice or as apprenticeship employer sponsor, please visit or contact 833-719-1051."
Michael Harrington
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2023.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - November 17, 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
  • Workplace Injuries and Illnesses - 2021
    Private industry employers reported 2.6 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2021, a decrease of 1.8 percent from 2020. More information at Industries.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   4th Quarter 2021 - 3rd Quarter 2022 Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 2002-2021
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - March 2022
    Gross job gains exceeded loses in March 2022 resulting in a net increase of 4,008 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 2022.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 1st Quarter 2022
    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, updated
    Updated 2021 Vermont Per Capita Personal Income was $61,882 (current dollars), ranking the state 20th highest. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
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     October 2022
    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $13.18 for 2023.
    Beginning January 1, 2023, Vermont’s minimum wage will become $13.18 per hour. This is an increase of $0.63 from the current minimum wage of $12.55.
  • 2023 Minimum Wage Announcement
  • 2023 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Nov-21-2022
    * Data Releases *
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 298,666 for the 2nd Quarter of 2022. Also, 1st Quarter 2022 was updated.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2022 Year To Date
      - 2022 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 2022
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Vermont 2020-2030 Long Term Occupational Projections publication and data table are now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - Publication
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    Vermont 2020-2030 Long Term Industry Projections are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    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.
      - 2022 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, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
      Note: New Registered Apprentice Rates
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.3 2.1 3.1
    New England n/a 3.3 4.8
    United States 3.7 3.5 4.6
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    December 16
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 298.012 296.808
    Annual % Chg 7.7 8.2
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