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* Economic & Labor Market Information *
August 2023 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
September 19, 2023
"The economic data released today is beginning to show some consistency following the July floods.  The jobs data captures information on filled positions as reported by Vermont employers.  With nearly twenty-thousand open jobs in the state, the Department is ready to support employment matches through active engagement with both jobseekers and employers.  These relationships contribute to a vibrant 2023 Fall Job Fest which is currently underway.  Two successful events were held last week with four more events already scheduled – including one this week on September 21st in Bennington.  Through these in-person hiring events, we aim to empower jobseekers to explore diverse career paths, engage with local employers, and find fulfilling employment opportunities right here in Vermont.  All events are free for jobseekers, and all are encouraged to attend.  For more information about future job fairs and other resources for individuals interested in career services, contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4394 or visit our website"
Michael Harrington
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2024.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - September 21, 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
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 4th 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.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - December 2022
    Gross job gains of 19,263 exceeded job losses of 17,786 for a net increase of 1,477 in December 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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   3rd Quarter 2022 - 2nd Quarter 2023 Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • 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.
  • 2022 Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US
    Vermont Per Capita Personal Income increased to $63,206 (current dollars) in 2022, ranking the state 21st 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, 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 *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - August 2023
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Total Covered Employment, preliminary, averaged 303,797 in the 1st quarter 2023, a 2.5% increase from a year earlier. Also re-released, all of 2022.
      - 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
    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 1.8 1.8 2.8
    New England n/a 2.7 3.6
    United States 3.8 3.5 3.7
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 307.026 305.691
    Annual % Chg 3.7 3.2
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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