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March 2014 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
April 18, 2014
"The state's economy has shown great resiliency over the last few years considering all that Vermont has faced with the national recession, multiple weather-related disasters and layoffs from some large employers.  Despite those facts, Vermont is growing private sector jobs and people are finding work.  A goal for the department is to respond to Vermont employers' concerns about finding workers.  The Department's outreach to employers is helping connect job seekers to the vacancies, but we also need to engage more candidates in job training, including ensuring that they are 'career-ready', which translates to demonstrating a sincere interest in learning and doing the job well, respectful interactions with co-workers and customers, and helping the employer grow the business.  The Department works with job seekers who are starting, changing or expanding their career options.  Contact your local VDOL Career Resource Center."
Annie M. Noonan
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
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Unemployment Press Release Dates through January 2015
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - April 23, 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 - March PDF
    Latest year employment estimates for Vermont industries can be found at Publications or access all years at Nonfarm Employment.
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - February 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
  • Per Capita Personal Income - State 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.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2012
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2012 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Go to Wages and Income.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   Four Quarter Averages ending 3rd Quarter 2013
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • 20 Year Statistical Record 1993-2012 PDF
    Find tables on benefit payments, trust fund balance, appeals, employer contributions and more, all based on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program.  This and more UI reports are 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.
  • State Construction Prevailing Wage Rates, effective June 11,2013 PDF
    Prevailing Wage Rates for projects covered by the Capital Construction Act have been updated and are effective as of June 11, 2013.
    * 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 *
    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)
    Preliminary 2013 3rd quarter average UI covered employment was 299,848 up 0.1% from a year earlier. Also, 2013 2nd quarter data was re-posted.
     - Employment and Wages Tool
     - 2013 by Month, Quarter & Year
     - 2013 Size Class tables
        by Establishment
        by Firm
    Snapshot of benefits currently offered by employers in Vermont, such as medical, disability or life insurance, pension plan, and paid vacation.
      - 2013 Fringe Benefit Study (pdf)
    Projections of industry employment and the top occupations with the most openings or the fastest growth.
      - Short term employment projections (pdf)
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.4 3.7 4.2
    New England na 6.4 7.0
    United States 6.7 6.7 7.5
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 236.293 234.781
    Annual % Chg 1.5 1.1
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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