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October 2014 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
November 21, 2014
"Vermont employers are reporting increased opportunities throughout the state.  During the summer months, there appeared to be some signs that the economic expansion was slowing.  Recent data from Vermont businesses are pointing in a different direction --- towards ongoing economic growth in which jobs are being created and filled; and it is the private sector leading the way.  Based on the preliminary October data, in the past year, the Vermont economy has added 1,000 manufacturing jobs, 1,300 jobs in private education and 400 jobs in professional & technical services.  The Vermont Department of Labor continues to talk with employers every day that are looking to grow and hire for jobs in Vermont.  If you are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change, please visit one of the VDOL's 12 regional offices to take advantage of the Department's job placement 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 - October PDF
    Latest year employment estimates for Vermont industries can be found at Publications or access all years at Nonfarm Employment.
  • 20 Year Statistical Record 1994-2013 PDF
    Find tables on benefit payments, trust fund balance, appeals, employer contributions and more, all based on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • 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.
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - November 19, 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.
  • 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 $8.73 for 2014.
    The Vermont Department of Labor announced that the STATE minimum wage rate will be increased to $8.73 per hour - from the current rate of $8.60 per hour - effective on January 1, 2014.
    View the
  • Minimum Wage Poster or
  • Minimum Wage Press Release.
  • Nov-01-2013
    * Data Releases *
    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)
    Preliminary 2014 1st quarter average UI covered employment was 301,311 up 0.8% from a year earlier. Also posted was revised 4th quarter data.
     - Employment and Wages Tool
     - 2014 by Month, Quarter & Year
     - 2014 Size Class tables
        by Establishment
        by Firm
    Projections of industry employment and the top occupations with the most openings or the fastest growth.
      - Short term employment projections (pdf)
    Latest estimates of employment, hourly and annual wage rates for over 600 occupations.
     - Vermont (xls)
     - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro NECTA (xls)
     - Northern Vermont Balance Of State (xls)
     - Southern Vermont Balance Of State (xls)
     - OES Area Map with area towns (pdf)
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 4.4 4.4 4.4
    New England n/a 6.0 7.1
    United States 5.8 5.9 7.2
    Next Vt release:
    December 19
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 238.031 237.852
    Annual % Chg 1.7 1.7
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    November 20
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