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December 2016 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
January 20, 2016
"Preliminary data for calendar year 2016 indicates more Vermonters were employed in 2016 than in 2015.  If the preliminary data holds, this would be the first over-the-year rise in employed persons in four years.  Going forward, increases to the number of employed persons in Vermont will become more challenging due to projected low population growth and anticipated retirements from the Baby-Boomer generation.  The Vermont Department of Labor is committed to maximizing employment outcomes for all Vermonters and ensuring a skilled and adequate workforce for Vermont employers."
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 - February 22, 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 - December
    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
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 1st 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.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2015
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2015 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Go to Wages and Income.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - March 2016
    Seasonally adjusted job losses exceeded gains in March 2016, resulting in negative change for net jobs. (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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   4th Quarter 2015 - 3rd Quarter 2016 Average
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Vt Labor Market Quarterly - October 2016
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 1996-2015
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2015
    Vermont's revised per capita personal income for 2015 is $48,587, increasing the state's ranking to 18th. For more, go to 'Per Capita Income' on the Wages & Income page.
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    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 *
    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
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - December 2016
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    The 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections publication is now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections
      Occupational Projection tables
          - Statewide (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.
      - 2016 Economic-Demographic Profile
    Statewide industry employment projections to 2024 are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Vermont Industry Projections
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.1 3.2 3.5
    New England n/a 3.6 4.7
    United States 4.7 4.6 5.0
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 242.839 241.432
    Annual % Chg 2.5 2.1
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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    March 15
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