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August 2017 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
September 15, 2017
"The Vermont labor market continues to be very tight.  A prolonged economic expansion combined with demographic shifts in the Vermont workforce present a challenge to Vermont businesses seeking to attract and retain workers.  Across the state, employers are reporting that they struggle to find talent.  The Department of Labor is working with stakeholders and partner agencies to address this labor shortage and ensure that every Vermonter – regardless of age, experience or education – has an opportunity for meaningful employment in this state.  Jobs are available across the spectrum of experience and education; our role is to connect hard-working Vermonters with businesses looking to hire.  Staff at Vermont Department of Labor Career Resource Centers, located throughout the state, stand ready to assist employers seeking talent as well as any jobseeker looking to improve their economic prospects."
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 - October 18, 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 - August
    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
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 1997-2016
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 4th 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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   Four quarter average ending 2nd Quarter 2017
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Vt Labor Market Quarterly - July 2017
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 *
    Our most popular publication of state, county and town economic data has been updated. Included are county commuting patterns along with other regional information on income, population, housing, and employment.
      - 2017 Economic-Demographic Profile
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - August 2017
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 305,584 for 1st Quarter 2017. Also released, revised 2016 4th Quarter and annual data.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2017 Year To Date
      - 2017 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.
    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
    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 3.0 3.1 3.2
    New England n/a 4.1 3.9
    United States 4.4 4.3 4.9
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 246.819 245.519
    Annual % Chg 2.2 1.9
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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