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November 2014 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
December 19, 2014
"Private sector hiring continues to be positive, and accounts for all the job growth seen in the past year in Vermont.  Employer-reported job increases are also mirrored by increased levels of employment reported by Vermont households.  This growth has pushed up the statewide labor force and pushed down the unemployment rate. This is positive data as Vermont heads into the winter months.  Employers in the leisure and hospitality sector are reporting a strong start to the winter season, and, as anticipated, are hiring.  The Vermont Department of Labor will connect job seekers to current job openings, which allows our business community to prosper and expand.  Contact the Department of Labor, through any one of our 12 regional offices, to learn about our extensive services."
Annie M. Noonan
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted jobs, seasonally adjusted
Unemployment Press Release Dates through January 2015
What's new?
  • Current Employment Statistics - November PDF
    Latest year employment estimates for Vermont industries can be found at Publications or access all years at Nonfarm Employment.
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - December 17, 2014 PDF
    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 - Local Areas 2013
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2013 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 - 1st Quarter 2014
    Job gains and losses were matched in the 1st Quarter of 2014, resulting in little net change in jobs (graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual changes for 2014.
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - September PDF
    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
  • Nonprofit Private Sector in Vermont, 2007-2012
    Bureau of Labor Statistics developed state level research data for nonprofit firms. Available at UI Covered Employment.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   4th Quarter 2013 - 3rd Quarter 2014
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 4th Quarter 2013
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Labor Market Newsletter - September 2014 PDF
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • Economic-Demographic Profile 2013 PDF
    Our most popular publication of state, county and town economic data has been updated. Find regional information on income, population, housing, employment and other data.
  • Industrial Projections to 2022 PDF
    10 year forecast of employment growth by industry in Vermont. Find Industrial Projections at Industries.
  • Wage and Benefit Report - 2013 PDF
    Industry information on wages, benefits, employer contributions, and employment.  This and other UI reports are at Publications.
    * Announcements *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $9.15 for 2015.
    The Vermont STATE minimum wage rate will increase to $9.15 per hour - from the current rate of $8.73 per hour - effective on January 1, 2015.
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  • Minimum Wage Poster or
  • Minimum Wage Determination.
  • Dec-17-2014
    * Data Releases *
    Preliminary 2014 2nd quarter average UI covered employment was 302,952 up 0.7% from a year earlier. Also posted was revised 1st quarter data.
     - Employment and Wages Tool
     - 2014 by Month, Quarter & Year
     - 2014 Size Class tables
        by Establishment
        by Firm
    Occupational employment projections to 2022, statewide and areas, are now available. Find an occupation's rate of growth, expected job openings, currrent wage level, and education and training requirements.
      - Statewide (xls)
      - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro NECTA (xls)
      - Northern Balance Of State (xls)
      - Southern Balance Of State (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.
      - 2014 Economic-Demographic Profile (pdf)
    Projections of industry employment and the top occupations with the most openings or the fastest growth.
      - Short term employment projections (pdf)
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 4.3 4.4 4.3
    New England n/a 5.9 7.0
    United States 5.8 5.8 7.0
    Next Vt release:
    January 27
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 236.151 237.433
    Annual % Chg 1.3 1.7
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    January 16
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