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April 2017 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
May 19, 2017
"There are currently fewer than 11,000 unemployed Vermonters; levels not seen since 2001.  At the heart of the last recession, there were over 25,000 unemployed Vermonters.  But even having one Vermonter unemployed and unable to provide for themselves and their family is too many.  The Vermont Department of Labor has twelve career resource centers all-across the state that are equipped and ready to assist job seekers, employers and all Vermonters alike.  At our regional centers, individuals can get help with resume writing, mock-interviews and learn about skill enhancement opportunities through education and training.  Our employer services include creating apprenticeships, advertising job openings, organizing job fairs, and promoting internships.  There are many paths to success and Labor is available to help people find the path that is right for them."
Lindsay Kurrle
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2018.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - May 17, 2017
    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 - February
    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 - September 2016
    Seasonally adjusted gross job losses out paced gross job gains in the third quarter of 2016, resulting in a negative net change. (table, graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual March to March gains and losses for 2016.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2016
    Preliminary 2016 estimates peg Vermont's per capita personal income at $50,321, maintaining the state's 19th ranking. For more, go to 'Per Capita Income' on the Wages & Income page.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 2nd Quarter 2016
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Vt Labor Market Quarterly - March 2017
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • Vt Labor Market Quarterly - December 2016
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2016
    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.
  • CES Annual Summary
    Current Employment Statistics annual summary is available at Publications.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2016 Annual Average
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
    *                      Brochures                  *
    Vermont's high-pay high-growth jobs
    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.00 for 2017.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.00 per hour from the current rate of $9.60 per hour, effective on January 1, 2017.
  • Minimum Wage Poster
  • Minimum Wage Determination
  • Nov-18-2016
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - April 2017
      - 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 3rd Quarter 2016 Covered Employment averaged 308,520. Also released, revised 2016 2nd Quarter data.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2016 Year To Date
      - 2016 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Female employment is now available in the new Jobs and Earnings by Industry and Gender , as of 1st Quarter 2016.
    A new publication comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios. Produced quarterly, it replaces and expands on female data discontinued in Employment and Wages (QCEW) reports.
      - Data File: 2006 to latest quarter
      - Data Sources and Limitations
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.1 3.0 3.3
    New England n/a 3.8 4.3
    United States 4.4 4.5 5.0
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 244,524 243.801
    Annual % Chg 2.2 2.4
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    June 14
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