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February 2015 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
March 27, 2015
"February 2015 data marks the ninth consecutive month of reported (non-farm) employment levels above the 2007 pre-recessionary peak.  Vermont's unemployment rate – at 3.9 percent – is back as low as those reported before the recession.  These are both signs of better economic conditions in certain regions of the state.  The Department is working with our schools and our workforce training providers to increase training and work-based learning opportunities to help Vermonters find good jobs.  Stop by a Vermont Department of Labor regional office, or visit our website to find out about our services which are free and available to all Vermonters."
Annie M. Noonan
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate & jobs, seasonally adjusted, charts
Unemployment Press Release Dates through January 2016.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - March 25, 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.
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - January
    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
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - 2nd Quarter 2014
    Job gains outpaced losses in the 2nd Quarter of 2014, resulting in positive growth in net jobs (graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual changes for 2014.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 2nd Quarter 2014
    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:   2014 Annual Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Labor Market Newsletter - December 2014
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2013
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2013 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Go to Wages and Income.
  • Nonprofit Private Sector in Vermont, 2007-2012
    Bureau of Labor Statistics developed state level research data for nonprofit firms. Available at UI Covered Employment.
    * 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 *
    February 2015 Unemployment and Jobs Numbers
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Projections of industry employment and the top occupations with the most openings or the fastest growth.
      - Short term employment projections (pdf)
    Preliminary 2014 3rd quarter average UI covered employment was 304,072 up 1.3% from a year earlier. Also posted was revised 2nd quarter data.
      - Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2014 by Month, Quarter & Year
      - 2014 Size Class tables
        by Establishment
        by Firm
    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
      - 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)
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.9 4.1 4.0
    New England n/a 5.3 6.3
    United States 5.5 5.7 6.7
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 234.722 233.707
    Annual % Chg 0.0 -0.1
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    April 17
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