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April 2018 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
May 18, 2018
"Vermont's economy is showing strong labor force growth in 2018.  This four-month trend is being driven by increases in the number of employed Vermonters.  The message is getting out that Vermont employers are hiring.  The Department can assist employers in the recruitment of talent by posting jobs, pre-screening applicants and developing training programs.  Employers and jobseekers alike should contact any one of the Department's 12 Career Resource Centers to learn more about our services."
Lindsay Kurrle
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
 
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
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Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2019.
 
What's new?
  • 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
    May-18-2018
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - May 16, 2018
    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.
    May-16-2018
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - September 2017
    For September 2017, gross job losses outpaced gains resulting in a net decrease in jobs. (table, graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual March to March gains and losses from 1994 to 2017.
    Apr-26-2018
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 2nd Quarter 2017
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
    Apr-6-2018
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2017
    Vermont's per capita personal income increased to $51,114 and a ranking of 19 in 2017. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
    Apr-02-2018
  • CES Annual Summary
    Current Employment Statistics annual summary is available at Publications.
    Mar-12-2018
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2017 Annual Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
    Jan-26-2018
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2016
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2016 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Go to Wages and Income.
    Nov-27-2017
  • 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.
    Oct-6-2017
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    Vermont's high-pay high-growth jobs
     Dec-23-2016
     
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    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.50 for 2018.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.50 per hour from the current rate of $10.00 per hour, effective on January 1, 2018.
  • Minimum Wage Poster
  • Minimum Wage Determination
  • Nov-20-2017
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    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - April 2018
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    May-18-2018
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 312,210 for 4th Quarter and 309,326 for the year 2017. Also released, revised 2017 3rd Quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2017 Year To Date
      - 2017 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    May-16-2018
    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
    Apr-2-2018
    Mar-14-2018
    A new interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    Feb-20-2018
    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
    Sep-27-2017
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    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
      Apr
    2018
    Mar
    2018
    Apr
    2017
    Vermont 2.8 2.8 3.1
    New England n/a 3.6 3.9
    United States 3.9 4.1 4.4
     
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
      Apr
    2018
    Mar
    2018
    Index 250.546 249.554
    Annual % Chg 2.5 2.4
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    June 12
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