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June 2015 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
July 21, 2015
"We are pleased to see the bounce back in the employment numbers.  Overall, in the past 12-months, the private sector in Vermont has added an estimated 4,000 jobs.  This growth in the Vermont economy has not been found in just one industry but across many business sectors.  The industry diversity of the Vermont economy continues to be a source of stability as broad based growth is easier to sustain than following the ups and downs of any one particular industry.  This diversity translates into employment opportunities for Vermonters of all skill sets, educational experiences and professional backgrounds.  Visit a local Vermont Department of Labor Career Resource Center and speak to our staff to learn about our career services and job opportunities in your area."
Annie M. Noonan
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
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Unemployment Press Release Dates through January 2016.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report -July 29, 2015
    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 - 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
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 3rd Quarter 2014
    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 - June 2015
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2014
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
  • 2012-2022 Long Term Occupational Projections
    An overview of the 2012-2022 Long Term Occupational projections showing the top occupations by openings, growth and educational requriements. This publication and detailed tables are available at Occupations.
  • LAUS Annual Summaries - 2015: County | Labor Market Area
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics 2015 Annual summaries for County and Labor Market Area are now available at Publications. Each contains revised estimates from recent benchmarking activities and 5 years of not seasonally adjusted estimates.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - September 2014
    Seasonally adjusted job losses exceeded gains in September 2014, resulting in net jobs decreasing. (graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual March to March gains and losses for 2014.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2014 2nd Qtr - 2015 1st Qtr Average
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2014
    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.
    * 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 *
    June 2015 Unemployment and Jobs Numbers
      - 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 2014 annual average UI covered employment was 304,490 up 1.0% from a year earlier. Also posted, 4th Quarter 2014, preliminary, and 3rd quarter 2014, revised.
      - Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2014 Year To Date
      - 2014 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Employment and Wages released for 1988-2014 with labor market area data revised for the new 2015 geographic definitions.
    Labor Force substate area estimates from 1990-2013 have been released. Estimates were revised for the LAUS redesign, 2014 Benchmark and the 2015 update to Labor Market Area definitions based on 2010 Census.
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.6 3.6 4.1
    New England n/a 4.9 5.9
    United States 5.3 5.5 6.1
    Next Vt release:
    August 21
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 238.638 237.805
    Annual % Chg 0.1 0.0
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    August 19
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