"Preliminary data for the first three quarters of 2016 show a stable economy in Vermont and a continuation of the positive economic growth seen in 2015.  For the United States, this has been an extended period of economic expansion at a modest rate of growth.  Vermont has mirrored the nation in this respect.  The good news is that Vermont business leaders are interested in growing their operations and workforce.  Vermont employers are hiring for vacancies at all skill levels, so this is an excellent time for people to be applying for jobs.  The Department of Labor has many programs that can provide a job seeker with job counseling, skill training and placement support to connect job seekers to these vacancies.  Employers should be calling their local VDOL office to ask for help in listing and filling vacancies, and job seekers should register with our JobLink and come in to the office for job placement help.  These services are free to you as taxpayers, and can really
make a difference in hiring, recruitment and placement efforts."
Annie M. Noonan Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
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Vermont Prevailing Wage Rates for projects authorized or funded, in whole or part, by the Capital Construction Act and costing more than $100,000 have been updated
and are effective as of July 1, 2016. In addition to the prevailing wage, a fringe benefit of 42.5% of the prevailing wage is required as of July 1, 2016.
Preliminary 1st Quarter 2016 Covered Employment averaged 304,899, up 0.1% from a year earlier.
Beginning with 1st Quarter 2016, female employment will no longer be included in Employment and Wages (QCEW) reports. Female counts can now be found in a new report, Jobs and Earnings by Industry and Gender.
- Covered Employment and Wages Tool - 2016 Year To Date - 2016 Size Class tables
by Establishment by Firm
Our most popular publication of state, county and town economic data has been updated.
Included are maps of county commuting patterns along with
other regional information on income, population, housing, and employment.
- 2016 Economic-Demographic Profile