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April 2016 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
May 20, 2016
"Vermont has seen a continued decrease in the number of unemployed persons; nearly a 1,600 person drop in the past 12 months - not associated with claimants exhausting benefits or becoming ‘discouraged workers’ (i.e. stopping work search activities).  At the current time, many national economists are predicting growth for at least the next twelve months.  Even so, we continue to see some layoff activity around the state and in various occupational sectors, which may be expected seasonal or unexpected downsizings."
Annie M. Noonan
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
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Unemployment Press Release Dates through January 2017.
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  • Unemployment Weekly Report - May 25, 2016
    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 - March
    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
  • LAUS Annual Summaries
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics annual summary for County and Labor Market Area are now available at Publications.
  • CES Annual Summary
    Current Employment Statistics annual summary is available at Publications.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - June 2015
    Seasonally adjusted job gains exceeded losses in June 2015, resulting in net jobs increasing. (graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual March to March gains and losses for 2015.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 2nd Quarter 2015
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - April 27, 2016
    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.
  • Labor Market Newsletter - March 2016
    A quarterly publication of recent economic data and trends by the Economic and Labor Market Information Division.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2015
    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.
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    * Data Releases *
    April 2016 Unemployment and Jobs Numbers
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Preliminary 2015 Annual Average Covered Employment was 307,114, up 0.8% from a year earlier. Also released for 2015, 4th Quarter and revised 3rd Quarter.
      - Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2015 Year To Date
      - 2015 Size Class tables
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    Latest estimates of employment, hourly and annual wage rates for over 600 occupations. Note: 2015 release includes new geographic definitions based on 2010 Census.
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     - Northern Vermont Balance Of State
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     - OES 2015 Area Map
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    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.2 3.3 3.7
    New England 4.4 4.5 5.1
    United States 5.0 5.0 5.4
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 239.261 238.132
    Annual % Chg 1.1 0.9
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