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September 2020 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
October 20, 2020
"While the data shows that employment increased in September, we know there are still many Vermonters out of work and businesses unable to operate at full capacity as a result of the Pandemic.  And yet, we see more and more jobs come back online each and every day, showing the resiliency of Vermont's business community.  Unfortunately, our businesses can only reopen if they can find people to fill their vacant positions.  If you are unemployed, or know someone who is unemployed, and are able to return to work, now is the time to begin actively looking for employment if you are not already doing so.  If you are looking to develop new skills, be sure to check out the free training opportunities through the Community College of Vermont, and for jobseekers looking to return to work, or for employers with available positions, the Departmentā€™s job service known as Vermont Job Link is a great place to start.  Additionally, our Workforce Development team is actively engaging with jobseekers and employers each and every day to ensure Vermont's economy recovers as quickly as possible."
Michael Harrington
Labor Commissioner

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2021.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - Oct 22, 2020
    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 - VT & US, current dollars revised 2013-2019, real dollars 2018
    Per capita income in Vermont for 2019 revised downward to $55,293, lowering the State's ranking to 19. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - December 2019
    Gross job gains exceeded losses in December 2019 resulting in a net increase of 1,299 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 2019.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2019
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
  • LAUS Annual Summary
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics annual summary is now available at Publications.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 3rd Quarter 2019
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2019, revised 2010-2018
    Per capita income in Vermont increased in 2019 to $56,691, raising the State's ranking to 18. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
    *                      Brochures                  *
    2021 - 2022 Edition
    Vermont's high-pay high-growth jobs
     October 2020
    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.96 for 2020.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.96 per hour from the current rate of $10.78 per hour, effective on January 1, 2020.
  • 2020 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Oct-7-2019
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - September 2020
      - 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.
      - 2020 Economic & Demographic Profile Series
    Vermont 2018-2028 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 2018-2028 Long Term Industry Projections are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 306,792 for the first quarter of 2020. Also released, revised 2019 4th quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2020 Year To Date
      - 2020 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    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 4.2 4.8 2.4
    New England n/a 9.5 3.0
    United States 7.9 8.4 3.5
    Next Vt release:
    November 20
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 260.280 259.918
    Annual % Chg 1.4 1.3
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    November 12
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