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May 2015 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
June 19, 2015
"The May seasonally adjusted job numbers showed an over the month decline, as anticipated, due to the strong month of April numbers and the seasonal factors which can be difficult to predict in Vermont.  These over the month fluctuations demonstrate the importance of looking at more data to better understand the overall trends.  Since July 2013, the Vermont economy has been steadily improving.  This long period of economic growth has taken us above pre-recessionary levels and into a period of economic expansion.  Vermont employers are looking for employees to grow their business.  Vermonters will be hearing more and more about job fairs and employment opportunities.  If you want to learn about opportunities in your region, visit a local Vermont Department of Labor Career Resource Center."
Annie M. Noonan
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
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Unemployment Press Release Dates through January 2016.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report -July 1, 2015
    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.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2014
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
  • 2012-2022 Long Term Occupational Projections
    An overview of the 2012-2022 Long Term Occupational projections showing the top occupations by openings, growth and educational requriements. This publication and detailed tables are available at Occupations.
  • 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
  • LAUS Annual Summaries - 2015: County | Labor Market Area
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics 2015 Annual summaries for County and Labor Market Area are now available at Publications. Each contains revised estimates from recent benchmarking activities and 5 years of not seasonally adjusted estimates.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - September 2014
    Seasonally adjusted job losses exceeded gains in September 2014, resulting in net jobs decreasing. (graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual March to March gains and losses for 2014.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2014 2nd Qtr - 2015 1st Qtr Average
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2014
    Find tables on initial claims, weeks claimed, unemployment compensation payments and more, all based on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
    * Announcements *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $9.15 for 2015.
    The Vermont STATE minimum wage rate will increase to $9.15 per hour - from the current rate of $8.73 per hour - effective on January 1, 2015.
    View the
  • Minimum Wage Poster or
  • Minimum Wage Determination .
  • Dec-17-2014
    * Data Releases *
    May 2015 Unemployment and Jobs Numbers
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    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
    Preliminary 2014 annual average UI covered employment was 304,490 up 1.0% from a year earlier. Also posted, 4th Quarter 2014, preliminary, and 3rd quarter 2014, revised.
      - Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2014 Year To Date
      - 2014 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Employment and Wages released for 1988-2014 with labor market area data revised for the new 2015 geographic definitions.
    Labor Force substate area estimates from 1990-2013 have been released. Estimates were revised for the LAUS redesign, 2014 Benchmark and the 2015 update to Labor Market Area definitions based on 2010 Census.
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.6 3.6 4.0
    New England n/a 5.0 6.0
    United States 5.5 5.4 6.3
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 237.805 236.599
    Annual % Chg 0.0 -0.2
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    July 17
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