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May 2022 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
June 17, 2022
"This month's household data shows continued decline in the number of unemployed Vermonters which highlights the challenge many employers face in finding workers.  Vermont is not the only state in this position, as national data shows record low unemployment and record high job availability across the entire country.  As employers know, today's market requires active recruitment in order to find the talent needed to meet the demand for products and services.  With a three to one ratio of vacant positions to unemployed Vermonters, employers must use every tool available to them to locate and attract jobseekers.  The employers who are successful in this effort will be those who come at the problem with an open mind and who are willing to try things never been done before.  To assist in this effort, the Department of Labor's Workforce Development team is ready and available to provide one-on-one consultation to both employers and jobseekers alike.  If you have not already visited to post or apply for a job, make sure you take that next step, and for more information about other workforce services visit"
Michael Harrington

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2023.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - June 30, 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
  • 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.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - Sept 2021
    Gross job gains exceeded loses in September 2021 resulting in a net increase of 874 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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2nd Quarter 2021 - 1st Quarter 2022 Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • 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
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    * Data Releases *
      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
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - May 2022
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 291,529 for the year of 2021. Also, 1st-3rd quarters 2021 revised.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2021 Year To Date
      - 2021 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.
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    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.3 2.5 3.6
    New England n/a 3.8 5.7
    United States 3.6 3.6 5.8
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 292.296 289.109
    Annual % Chg 8.6 8.3
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