"Even with this month's small rise in the rate, the statewide unemployment rate is still low compared to historical averages.  We would have to go back to 2001 to find UI rates as low as the current level, and the tight labor market conditions appear to be creating upward, positive pressure on wages, as evidenced by recently released data.  In 2015, the United States posted the largest increase in median household income since record keeping began in 1967, jumping 5.2% from the prior year.  Preliminary wage data in Vermont is showing a similar positive trend.
There are many jobs available here in Vermont at all skill levels. The Vermont Department of Labor has expert staff and many resources to help connect job seekers and employers.  The services are available at no cost, and offered through our 12 Career Centers.  We can help with skill assessment, resume writing, interview skills, labor market information, career counseling, and job placement.  For businesses, we offer a wide array of services, including, but not limited to, job posting, hiring events, resume screening, training funds, sponsored On-the-Job Training (OJT) with wage subsidies, and Apprenticeship programming.   Contact your local Vermont Department of Labor Career Resource Office, or the VDOL Workforce Development Director's Office in Montpelier, to learn about how we can help job seekers and businesses."
Annie M. Noonan Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
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