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June 2017 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
July 21, 2017
"Although Vermont continues to have a near historic low unemployment rate, at 3.2% this equates to nearly 11,000 Vermonters who are currently unemployed.  If we combine this pool of unemployed with the number of Vermonters who report wanting work or wanting more hours, it totals over 20,000 Vermonters looking to improve their economic situation.  I encourage employers who are looking for workers to contact their local Career Resource Center to help with recruiting and hiring needs.  Likewise, individual Vermonters interested in improving their economic situation should contact their local office to learn about available jobs in their area, training opportunities and other employment related services.  It is the priority of the Department to serve employers and employees with equal energy and our staff at our Career Resource Centers are equipped and ready to help."
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 - July 26, 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.
  • Vt Labor Market Quarterly - July 2017
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - May
    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
  • State Construction Prevailing Wage Rates Updated, effective July 1, 2017
    Vermont Prevailing Wage Rates have been updated and are effective as of July 1, 2017. Also avaiable at Wages & Income.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 3rd 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.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2016
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report 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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   Four quarter average ending 1st Quarter 2017
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • 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.
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    * 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 - June 2017
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    The 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections for substate areas are 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
          - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro NECTA
          - Northern Balance Of State
          - Southern Balance Of State
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 310,763 for 4th Quarter and 307,969 for all of 2016. Also released, revised 3rd 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
    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
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.2 3.2 3.3
    New England n/a 4.1 4.2
    United States 4.4 4.3 4.9
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 244,955 244.733
    Annual % Chg 1.6 1.9
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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