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* Economic & Labor Market Information *
August 2022 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
September 16, 2022
"With the changing of the seasons on the horizon, Vermont's economy is recording historically low levels of unemployment insurance claims based on available data going back to 1982.  Low availability of labor combined with a high number of job openings is making it difficult for Vermont to fully recover from the latest economic downturn.  Over the spring and summer months, the Department worked to provide more opportunities than ever to connect jobseekers and employers by offering 14 in-person jobs fairs since April.  In the end, more than 7,600 individuals and 624 employers participated in these events.  The Department continues to seek out new ways to engage with jobseekers and employers.  Staff are available for in-person or virtual career and training services.  Students, jobseekers and businesses are encouraged to visit for information on events and services."
Michael Harrington
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2023.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - September 29, 2022
    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
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   3rd Quarter 2021 - 2nd Quarter 2022 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 - Dec 2021
    Gross job gains exceeded loses in December 2021 resulting in a net increase of 2,944 jobs. (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 2021.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2021
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2021
    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.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 3rd Quarter 2021
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
  • 2021 Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US
    2021 Vermont Per Capita Personal Income, in Current Dollars, was $59,704, ranking the state 23rd highest. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
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    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $12.55 for 2022.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $12.55 per hour from the current rate of $11.75 per hour, effective on January 1, 2022.
  • 2022 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Nov-1-2021
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - August 2022
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Vermont 2020-2030 Long Term Occupational Projections publication and data table are now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - Publication
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 294,551 for the 1st Quarter of 2022. Also, all of 2021 was reposted.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2022 Year To Date
      - 2022 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Industry and Sex
    Vermont 2020-2030 Long Term Industry Projections are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    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.
      - 2022 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, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
      Note: New Registered Apprentice Rates
    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
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.1 2.1 3.2
    New England n/a 3.3 5.3
    United States 3.7 3.5 5.2
    Next Vt release:
    October 21
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 296.171 296.276
    Annual % Chg 8.3 8.5
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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