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January 2018 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
March 12, 2018
"This release of January 2018 data shows Vermont continues to be on a positive economic track.  The unemployment rate is low and employers continue to add jobs. The limiting factor on economic growth in Vermont is the labor force.  Employers are reporting openings for jobs they cannot fill due to a lack of applicants.  This reinforces and underlines the importance of the Department’s work in improving employment outcomes for anyone seeking work in Vermont.  If you want to work in Vermont, or already have a job in Vermont but are looking for a new opportunity, please contact any of the Department’s Career Resource Centers which are spread across the state."
Lindsay Kurrle
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2019.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - March 21, 2018
    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.
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - January
    A monthly series on labor market & business activity, state tax revenues, travel & tourism, rooms & meals business receipts and seasonal indicators. View the latest issue . Past issues available at Publications
  • CES Annual Summary
    Current Employment Statistics annual summary is available at Publications.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2017 Annual 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 - June 2017
    For June 2017, gross job gains greatly outpaced losses resulting in a large net increase. (table, graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual March to March gains and losses from 1994 to 2017.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 1st Quarter 2017
    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 - Local Areas 2016
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2016 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Go to Wages and Income.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2014-2016, revised
    Revised 2016 estimates lowered Vermont's per capita personal income to $49,984 and ranking to 20th. For more, go to 'Per Capita Income' on the Wages & Income page.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 1997-2016
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
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    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.50 for 2018.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.50 per hour from the current rate of $10.00 per hour, effective on January 1, 2018.
  • Minimum Wage Poster
  • Minimum Wage Determination
  • Nov-20-2017
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - January 2018
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    A new interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 309,661 for 3rd Quarter 2017. Also released, revised 2017 1st Quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2017 Year To Date
      - 2017 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Our most popular publication of state, county and town economic data has been updated. Included are county commuting patterns along with other regional information on income, population, housing, and employment.
      - 2017 Economic-Demographic Profile
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.9 2.9 3.1
    New England n/a 3.7 4.0
    United States 4.1 4.1 4.8
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 248.991 247.867
    Annual % Chg 2.2 2.1
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    April 11
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