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October 2019 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
November 19, 2019
"Demographics continue to be Vermont's biggest challenge.  This month's Jobs Report shows a continuation of the unprecedented low unemployment rate, prolonging the struggle for employers.  Because of this, it is critical for the Department of Labor to engage with employers and jobseekers early to be able to link skill with need.  One way we do this is through our State Registered Apprenticeship Program.  There are currently more than 28 registered apprenticeship programs involving more than 350 employers in Vermont, and over the past year 2,000 apprentices were enrolled across a variety of these programs.  If you are an employer with open positions, please consider one of our existing programs or creating your own registered apprenticeship program, and if you are looking for work, there is no better time than now to expand your skill base."
Michael Harrington
Acting Labor Commissioner

November is Registered Apprenticeship Month in Vermont and the Department of Labor is looking for partners to assist in advancing our workforce. Speak to someone directly by calling 888-807-7072 or email for more information.

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Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2020.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - December 4, 2019
    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 - Local Areas 2018
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2018 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Also available from Wages and Income page.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - March 2019
    March 2019 gross job gains outpaced job losses resulting in a net increase of 1,246 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.
  • LAUS Annual Summary
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics annual summary is now available at Publications.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 1999-2018
    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 - 4th Quarter 2018
    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 2018, revised
    Vermont's revised 2018 per capita personal income increased to $54,173, with a ranking of 19, unchanged. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2018
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
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    * 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 *
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 309,091 in 2nd Quarter 2019. Also released, revised 2019 4th Quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2019 Year To Date
      - 2019 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - October 2019
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Snapshot of benefits currently offered by employers in Vermont.
      - 2019 Fringe Benefit Study
    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.
      - 2019 Economic-Demographic Profile
    The 2016-2026 Long Term Occupational Projections for substate areas are now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - 2016-2026 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
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.2 2.2 2.6
    New England n/a 3.0 3.3
    United States 3.6 3.5 3.8
    Next Vt release:
    December 20
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 257.346 256.759
    Annual % Chg 1.8 1.7
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    December 11
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