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June 2022 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
July 22, 2022
"The summer months are historically a busy time for hiring and this year is proving to be no different.  Job postings continue to be high, and employers are filling at a record pace.  To assist, the Department of Labor is organizing hiring events across the state, and in some unique locations, like partnering with the Upper Valley Nighthawks, Vermont Mountaineers, and Vermont Lake Monsters baseball teams in order to link employers with potential talent.  Whether you're looking for work or workers, visit for information on events and services in your area."
Michael Harrington

Note: A processing error in the Current Employment Statistics program led to incorrect data being published on July 22, 2022. The error impacted Private Educational Services, Education & Health Services, Total Private and Total Nonfarm Employment estimates for May and June of 2022. VTLMI publications and data were updated to reflect the corrected information on August 12, 2022.

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2023.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - August 11, 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 *
    Vermont 2020-2030 Long Term Occupational Projections data table is now available. Find an occupation's growth rate, projected openings and level of education.
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    Vermont 2020-2030 Long Term Industry Projections are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - June 2022
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    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
    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.
     - 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 2.2 2.3 3.5
    New England n/a 3.6 5.7
    United States 3.6 3.6 5.9
    Next Vt release:
    August 19
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 296.276 296.311
    Annual % Chg 8.5 9.1
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    September 13
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