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May 2024 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
June 25, 2024
"The preliminary May 2024 data indicates the Vermont labor market continues on a stable and consistent path.  Employers are hiring, wages have been rising, and unemployment is low.  For example, employment in the Accommodations and Food Services industry is now higher than pre-pandemic levels.  In addition, and more broadly, the household survey data estimates there are nearly 350,000 working Vermonters, which is the largest in state history.  The Department continues to expand its partnerships with employers, training providers, and job seekers.  Also of note, this week, on June 27th in Brattleboro, there will be an Apprenticeship Job Fair at the Department of Labor's Brattleboro Job Center from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.  To learn more about this event, as well as others, 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 - July 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
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2023
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
  • Vermont State Construction Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule Updated
    Vermont State Construction Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule has been updated and is effective as of July 1, 2024. Note: New Registered Apprentice Rates. Also avaiable at Wages & Income.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2023
    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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2nd Quarter 2023 - 1st Quarter 2024 Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - September 2023
    Gross job losses of 20,331 exceeded job gains of 16,131 for a net decrease of -4,200 in September 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.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 3rd 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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
  • Oct-11-2023
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - May 2024
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Total Covered Employment, preliminary, averaged 306,790 in 2023, a 1.8% increase from a year earlier. Also released, 4th Quarter and updated 1st thru 3rd 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
    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
    A point-in-time snapshot of benefits currently offered by private employers in Vermont
      - Employer Survey Report - 2023
    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
          - Statewide HTML | XLS
          - Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA HTML | XLS
          - Northern Balance Of State HTML | XLS
          - Southern Balance Of State HTML | XLS
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.1 2.1 1.7
    New England n/a 3.3 3.0
    United States 4.0 3.9 3.7
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 314.175 314.069
    Annual % Chg 3.0 3.3
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