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February 2024 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
March 22, 2024
"February's data marks the 40th consecutive month of growth in the labor force, with current estimates showing that Vermont's labor force has reached its highest level since 2018.  This increase is not limited to a specific cohort; instead, it reflects a widespread rise across many different demographic populations.  However, even with this news, skilled workers remain in high demand across the state, with many employers citing Vermont's workforce shortage as the number one challenge they face.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in a career in the trades or other specialized field, Vermont's Registered Apprenticeship Program offers an opportunity for individuals to 'earn while they learn'.  The Department of Labor has recently partnered with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center to expand Registered Apprenticeship opportunities within the manufacturing sector.  For more information, please visit"
Michael Harrington
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2025.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - April 11, 2024
    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
  • 2023 Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US
    Vermont Per Capita Personal Income was $66,463 (current dollars) in 2023, ranking the state at 21st highest. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - June 2023
    Gross job losses of 19,097 slightly exceeded job gains of 18,909 for a net decrease of 188 in June 2023. (table, graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available, annual March to March gains and losses from 1994 to 2023.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2023 Annual Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 2nd Quarter 2023
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2022
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released 2022 Per Capita Personal Income for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas. See Wages and Income.
  • Workplace Injuries and Illnesses - 2022
    Nationally, private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2022, up 7.5 percent from 2021. In Vermont, 8,700 were reported. More information at Industries.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 2003-2022
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2022
    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.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2022
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
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    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $13.67 for 2024.
    Beginning January 1, 2024, Vermontā€™s minimum wage will become $13.67 per hour. This is an increase of $0.49 from the current minimum wage of $13.18.
  • 2024 Minimum Wage Announcement
  • 2024 Minimum Wage Poster
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    * Data Releases *
    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
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - February 2024
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    A point-in-time snapshot of benefits currently offered by private employers in Vermont
      - Employer Survey Report - 2023
    Total Covered Employment, preliminary, averaged 306,827 in the 3rd quarter 2023, a 1.1% increase from a year earlier. Also re-released, 1st and 2nd quarters 2023.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2023 Year To Date
      - 2023 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Industry and Sex
    Our most popular publication of state and county economic data has been updated. Included are county commuting patterns along with other regional information on income, population, housing, and employment.
      - 2023 Economic & Demographic Profile Series
      Prevailing Wage rates required under the Capital Construction Act for state construction projects have been updated and are effective from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
      Note: New Registered Apprentice Rates
    The 2020-2030 Long Term Occupational Projections for Substate areas are now available, in addition to previously released Statewide data. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - 2020-2030 Long Term Occupational Projections
      Occupational Projection tables
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          - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA HTML | XLS
          - Northern Balance Of State HTML | XLS
          - Southern Balance Of State HTML | XLS
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    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.3 2.3 1.9
    New England n/a 3.4 3.2
    United States 3.9 3.7 3.6
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
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    Annual % Chg 3.5 3.2
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