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* Economic & Labor Market Information *
February 2023 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
March 24, 2023
"February 2023 continues with stronger than previously expected growth in employment and labor force as seen in the revised 2022 data.  This is welcome news and good timing as spring approaches and the Department ramps up career and educational awareness outreach with events and localized job fairs such as the event scheduled on March 29th in Brattleboro.  Students and job seekers should be on the lookout for our upcoming spring job fair season.  Employers and training providers that would like to join an in-person hiring event should reach out to the Department's Workforce Development Division via their nearest field office.  We encourage job seekers and businesses to visit our field offices or visit for more information about our upcoming events and services."
Michael Harrington
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2024.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - March 30, 2023
    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
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 2nd Quarter 2022
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2022 Annual
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - June 2022
    Gross job losses of 20,951 exceeded job gains of 18,262 for a net decrease of -2,689 in June 2022. (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 2022.
  • Real Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US - 2021
    Vermont's 2021 Real Per Capita Personal Income is $54,412, for a state ranking of 26. Charts and data are at Wages & Income.
  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries - 2021
    There were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2021, a 8.9 percent increase from 4,764 in 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in a News Release . In Vermont, there were 10 fatal work injuries for the same period. For more, see Industries.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2021
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released 2021 Per Capita Personal Income for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas. See Wages and Income.
  • Workplace Injuries and Illnesses - 2021
    Private industry employers reported 2.6 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2021, a decrease of 1.8 percent from 2020. More information at Industries.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 2002-2021
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • 2021 Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US, updated
    Updated 2021 Vermont Per Capita Personal Income was $61,882 (current dollars), ranking the state 20th highest. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
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    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $13.18 for 2023.
    Beginning January 1, 2023, Vermontā€™s minimum wage will become $13.18 per hour. This is an increase of $0.63 from the current minimum wage of $12.55.
  • 2023 Minimum Wage Announcement
  • 2023 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Nov-21-2022
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - February 2023
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Total Covered Employment, preliminary, averaged 301,984 in 3rd quarter, a 2.3% increase from a year ago. Also released, updated 1st and 2nd quarters.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2022 Year To Date
      - 2022 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Industry and Sex
    Vermont 2020-2030 Long Term Occupational Projections publication and data table are now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - Publication
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    Vermont 2020-2030 Long Term Industry Projections are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.8 2.9 2.4
    New England n/a 3.5 3.7
    United States 3.6 3.4 3.8
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 300.840 299.170
    Annual % Chg 6.0 6.4
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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