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July 2016 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
August 19, 2016
"The end of the public school year is captured in this month's (July) data.  Combined with the timing of the monthly data collection, the results are somewhat atypical.  The "not-seasonally-adjusted" data shows a significant decline while the "seasonally-adjusted data" shows a significant increase.  The variability in the monthly changes will look less significant once the school year end and late-August to early-September/school year start months are accounted for in the overall data.  The Vermont economy continues to grow consistent with the national economy, albeit at a slower pace than we would prefer; however, there are many job openings across various sectors, including construction, professional and business services, education, health services, and leisure and hospitality.  Visit your local Department of Labor Career Resource Center to learn about job-placement and job training services available to you."
Annie M. Noonan
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
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Unemployment Press Release Dates through January 2017.
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Unemployment Weekly Report - August 24, 2016
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 - June
    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 - 4th Quarter 2015
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - Decemeber 2015
    Seasonally adjusted job gains exceeded losses in Decemeber 2015, resulting in positive growth 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 2015.
  • Labor Market Newsletter - July 2016
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • State Construction Prevailing Wage Rates, effective July 1, 2016
    Vermont Prevailing Wage Rates for projects authorized or funded, in whole or part, by the Capital Construction Act and costing more than $100,000 have been updated and are effective as of July 1, 2016. In addition to the prevailing wage, a fringe benefit of 42.5% of the prevailing wage is required as of July 1, 2016.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2015
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
  • LAUS Annual Summaries
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics annual summary for County and Labor Market Area are now available at Publications.
  • CES Annual Summary
    Current Employment Statistics annual summary is available at Publications.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2015
    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.
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    Minimum Wage Increases to $9.60 for 2016.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $9.60 per hour - from the current rate of $9.15 per hour - effective on January 1, 2016.
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  • Dec-3-2015
    * Data Releases *
    Statewide industry employment projections to 2024 are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Vermont Industry Projections
    July 2016 Unemployment and Jobs Numbers
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Statewide occupational employment projections to 2024 are now available. Find an occupation's rate of growth, expected job openings, currrent wage level, and education and training
      - Statewide (xls)
    Preliminary 2015 Annual Average Covered Employment was 307,114, up 0.8% from a year earlier. Also released for 2015, 4th Quarter and revised 3rd Quarter.
      - Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2015 Year To Date
      - 2015 Size Class tables
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    Latest estimates of employment, hourly and annual wage rates for over 600 occupations. Note: 2015 release includes new geographic definitions based on 2010 Census.
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     - Northern Vermont Balance Of State
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    Seasonally Adjusted
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    New England n/a 4.4 4.9
    United States 4.9 4.9 5.3
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    Annual % Chg 0.8 1.0
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