Data & Research
* Economic & Labor Market Information *
December 2022 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
January 24, 2023
"The preliminary data released today shows that 2022 showed growth in statewide employment as we gain greater distance from the start of the recession caused by the COVID pandemic.  However, taking a deeper look, we see uneven economic growth across the state where the Burlington labor market area appears to be capturing approximately 90% of the job gains in the past year.  This is why the State of Vermont and the Department of Labor continue to work with employers and partners across the state to improve the economic outcomes in rural areas.  Local field staff can help employers with their recruitment efforts thereby supporting the economic vitality of all parts of the state.  Students, jobseekers and businesses are encouraged to visit for information on events and services or visit one of our field offices today."
Michael Harrington
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2024.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - February 2, 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
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2022 Annual
    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 - June 2022
    Gross job losses of 20,951 exceeded job gains of 18,262 for a net decrease of -2,689 in June 2022. (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.
  • Real Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US - 2021
    Vermont's 2021 Real Per Capita Personal Income is $54,412, for a state ranking of 26. Charts and data are at Wages & Income.
  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries - 2021
    There were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2021, a 8.9 percent increase from 4,764 in 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in a News Release . In Vermont, there were 10 fatal work injuries for the same period. For more, see Industries.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2021
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released 2021 Per Capita Personal Income for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas. See Wages and Income.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $13.18 for 2023.
    Beginning January 1, 2023, Vermontā€™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 *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - December 2022
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    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
    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 2.6 2.5 3.1
    New England n/a 3.4 4.5
    United States 3.5 3.6 3.9
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 296.797 297.711
    Annual % Chg 6.5 7.1
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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