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May 2019 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
June 21, 2019
"A 2.1% unemployment rate means that approximately 7,300 Vermonters, who are actively looking for employment, do not currently have a job. Vermont employers report there is a wide variety of career opportunities for entry level and people with years of experience. There are over 8,500 job postings in Vermont Job Link alone. If you are looking for a job, we encourage you contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 828-4355. In addition to connecting job seekers with employers, our employment specialists offer extra assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and information about training and apprenticeship opportunities."
Lindsay Kurrle
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
 
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
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Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2020.
 
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - July 10, 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
    Jul-10-2019
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 3rd 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.
    Jul-1-2019
  • 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.
    Jun-24-2019
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - April
    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
    Jun-20-2019
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - September 2018
    September 2018 gross job losses outpaced job gains resulting in a net decrease of -1,395 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 2018.
    April-26-2019
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2018
    Vermont's per capita personal income increased to $53,598 and maintained a ranking of 19 in 2018. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
    Mar-28-2019
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    Vermont's high-pay high-growth jobs
     Dec-11-2018
     
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    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.78 for 2019.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.78 per hour from the current rate of $10.50 per hour, effective on January 1, 2019.
  • Minimum Wage Poster
  • Oct-4-2018
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    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - May 2019
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Jun-21-2019
    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
    Jun-14-2019
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    May-20-2019
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 312,569 in 4th Quarter 2018. Also released, 2018 Annual Averages and revised 2018 3rd Quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2018 Year To Date
    May-17-2019
    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
    Apr-8-2019
    Mar-19-2019
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    Seasonally Adjusted
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    Vermont 2.1 2.2 2.7
    New England n/a 3.1 3.6
    United States 3.6 3.6 3.8
     
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
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    Index 256.143 256.092
    Annual % Chg 1.6 1.8
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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    Vermont.gov State of Vermont Department of Labor