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October 2021 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
November 19, 2021
"As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont, it is important to recognize the incredible value these programs add to our economy.  Apprenticeships are industry-driven, high-quality career pathways, which allow participants to 'learn while they earn' and employers to grow their own talent pipelines.  The Vermont Registered Apprenticeship Program has consistently demonstrated that access to effective, affordable training opportunities is critical to helping individuals improve their economic prospects, and the McClure Foundation’s Best Bet Career Training Programs for Vermonters publication further supports this by highlighting just a few of the dozens of approved apprenticeship programs across the state, including bookkeeper, production technician, graphic designer and licensed practical nurse.  If you are an employer looking to establish an apprenticeship program or a jobseeker wanting to expand your skills, the Department of Labor’s apprenticeship team is here to help. Learn more at or by calling 833-719-1051"
Michael Harrington

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2022.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - December 2, 2021
    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
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2020
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2020 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Also available from Wages and Income page.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2020
    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.
  • Workplace Injuries and Illnesses - 2020
    Nationally, private industry employers reported 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020, down 5.7% from 2019, according to a BLS News Release. Vermont data showed 7,900 injuries/illnesses for the same period. Also see Occupational Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities by Industry - Vermont at Industries.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 1st 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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   4th Quarter 2020 - 3rd Quarter 2021 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 - March 2021
    Gross job gains exceeded loses in March 2021 resulting in a net decrease of 5,254 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.
  • Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US - 1998-2020 Current Dollars revised
    Vermont's revised 2020 Per Capita Personal Income, in Current Dollars, increased to $59,187, still a ranking of 19. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2020
    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 $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 - October 2021
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Industry and Sex
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 289,154 for the 2nd Quarter of 2021. Also, 2020 4th quarter and annual revised.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2021 Year To Date
      - 2021 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    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.
      - 2021 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, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
      Note: New Registered Apprentice Rates
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 2.8 2.8 4.0
    New England n/a 5.2 7.5
    United States 4.6 4.8 6.9
    Next Vt release:
    December 17
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 276.589 274.310
    Annual % Chg 6.2 5.4
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    December 10
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