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March 2017 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
April 21, 2017
"The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released per capita personal income data for 2016.  Vermont remains ranked 19th out of the 50 states.  More importantly, the recently released 2016 data marks the 8th consecutive year Vermont's per capita income has exceeded the national average.  For most people, wages are the primary source of income.  If you are looking for work or considering a career change, you can visit your local Vermont Department of Labor Career Resource Center to learn more about the services we offer.  In Vermont, there are numerous employment opportunities currently available.  Vermont employers continue to report hiring needs for all positions including entry level, professional, technical, and managerial."
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?
  • 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.
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - April 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 - March 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 3.0 3.0 3.3
    New England n/a 3.7 4.4
    United States 4.5 4.7 5.0
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 243.801 243.603
    Annual % Chg 2.4 2.7
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    May 19
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