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September 2014 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
October 21, 2014
"The rate is trending similar to last summer/early fall where Vermont saw a few months of increases that eventually leveled out and then trended downward.  Even with this slight increase, Vermont still ranks among the lowest unemployment states in the nation. Over the last year, Vermont has added 1,500 private sector jobs including gains in Construction, Manufacturing, and Professional & Technical Services.  At 4.4%, Vermont's unemployment rate remains well below the national average of 5.9%.  In addition, the news of Global Foundries (GF) acquiring the semi-conductor manufacturing operations from IBM, and that GF is committed to Vermont, is very positive news for the workers, for the supporting communities, and for our state.  It helps to reduce some of the anxiety that has been present and which may have been hampering the ongoing economic recovery.  The Vermont Department of Labor continues to provide services to all Vermonters seeking employment, training and new career options, and many programs to help employers with recruitment services, job training and development.  Call or stop by one of the VDOL's 12 regional offices to learn more about our services."
Annie M. Noonan
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted jobs, seasonally adjusted
Unemployment Press Release Dates through January 2015
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - Ocotber 22, 2014 PDF
    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.
  • Current Employment Statistics - September PDF
    Latest year employment estimates for Vermont industries can be found at Publications or access all years at Nonfarm Employment.
  • Labor Market Newsletter - September 2014 PDF
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - July PDF
    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
  • Economic-Demographic Profile 2013 PDF
    Our most popular publication of state, county and town economic data has been updated. Find regional information on income, population, housing, employment and other data.
  • Industrial Projections to 2022 PDF
    10 year forecast of employment growth by industry in Vermont. Find Industrial Projections at Industries.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - 4th Quarter 2013
    Job gains recovered in the 4th Quarter of 2013, exceeding job losses that continue to decline (graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual changes for 2013.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   3rd Quarter 2013 - 2nd Quarter 2014
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Wage and Benefit Report - 2013 PDF
    Industry information on wages, benefits, employer contributions, and employment.  This and other UI reports are at Publications.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 1st Quarter 2013
    QWI Online reports 8 economic / demographic measures for Age/Sex, Education/Sex, and Race/Ethnicity groups produced by U.S. Census, Local Employment Dynamics.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2013
    Vermont's per capita personal income for 2013 is estimated at $45,783, increasing the state's ranking to 19th. For more, go to 'Per Capita Income' on the Wages & Income page.
    * Announcements *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $8.73 for 2014.
    The Vermont Department of Labor announced that the STATE minimum wage rate will be increased to $8.73 per hour - from the current rate of $8.60 per hour - effective on January 1, 2014.
    View the
  • Minimum Wage Poster or
  • Minimum Wage Press Release.
  • Nov-01-2013
    * Data Releases *
    Occupational employment projections to 2022, statewide and areas, are now available. Find an occupation's rate of growth, expected job openings, currrent wage level, and education and training requirements.
      - Statewide (xls)
      - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro NECTA (xls)
      - Northern Balance Of State (xls)
      - Southern Balance Of State (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.
      - 2014 Economic-Demographic Profile (pdf)
    Preliminary 2014 1st quarter average UI covered employment was 301,311 up 0.8% from a year earlier. Also posted was revised 4th quarter data.
     - Employment and Wages Tool
     - 2014 by Month, Quarter & Year
     - 2014 Size Class tables
        by Establishment
        by Firm
    Projections of industry employment and the top occupations with the most openings or the fastest growth.
      - Short term employment projections (pdf)
    Latest estimates of employment, hourly and annual wage rates for over 600 occupations.
     - Vermont (xls)
     - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro NECTA (xls)
     - Northern Vermont Balance Of State (xls)
     - Southern Vermont Balance Of State (xls)
     - OES Area Map with area towns (pdf)
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 4.4 4.1 4.5
    New England n/a 5.9 7.1
    United States 5.9 6.1 7.2
    Next Vt release:
    November 21
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 238.031 237.852
    Annual % Chg 1.7 1.7
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    November 20
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