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October 2016 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
November 18, 2016
"We were pleased that the monthly unemployment rate held steady, particularly as we approach the traditionally-higher seasonal period for unemployment claims, as we start to see the slow-down in outside construction and landscaping.  The statistical variation in certain industries has been more difficult for Vermont to capture given the federal methodology.  As such, the reported reduction of 2,100 jobs is more likely related to the difficulty in modeling Vermont's seasonal hiring patterns, particularly related to education.

Vermont continues to see many job openings at all levels.  In fact, during the month of October, there were 6,600 online job ads in Vermont, which may reflect many more actual openings.  Employers are strongly encouraged to work with the Vermont Department of Labor offices in your area for staff-assisted recruitment, screening and applicant referrals.

Governor Shumlin has declared this week "Vermont Apprenticeship Week" to highlight the great system of registered apprenticeship in Vermont.   Apprenticeship provides a system to develop important skills while mentored by the employer, while earning a salary and a nationally-recognized credential.

Vermont employers who are interested in participating as an employer-sponsor, or Vermonters who want to enter an apprenticeship, can call the VDOL at 802-828-5250."

Annie M. Noonan
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
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Unemployment Press Release Dates through January 2017.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - Devember 7, 2016
    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.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - March 2016
    Seasonally adjusted job losses exceeded gains in March 2016, resulting in negative change for net jobs. (table, graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual March to March gains and losses for 2016.
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - September
    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
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   4th Quarter 2015 - 3rd Quarter 2016 Average
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Vt Labor Market Quarterly - October 2016
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 1996-2015
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2015
    Vermont's revised per capita personal income for 2015 is $48,587, increasing the state's ranking to 18th. For more, go to 'Per Capita Income' on the Wages & Income page.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 4th Quarter 2015
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
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    * Data Releases *
    October 2016 Unemployment and Jobs Numbers
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Preliminary 2nd Quarter 2016 Covered Employment averaged 306,820. Also released, revised 2016 1st Quarter data.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2016 Year To Date
      - 2016 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Female employment is now available in the new Jobs and Earnings by Industry and Gender , as of 1st Quarter 2016.
    A new publication comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios. Produced quarterly, it replaces and expands on female data discontinued in Employment and Wages (QCEW) reports.
      - Data File: 2006 to latest quarter
      - Data Sources and Limitations
    The 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections publication is now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections
      Occupational Projection tables
          - Statewide (xls)
    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
    Statewide industry employment projections to 2024 are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Vermont Industry Projections
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    Seasonally Adjusted
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    New England n/a 4.1 4.8
    United States 4.9 5.0 5.0
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    Consumer Price Index
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    Index 241.729 241.428
    Annual % Chg 1.6 1.5
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