Data & Research
* Economic & Labor Market Information *
December 2023 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
January 23, 2024
"Though the 2023 numbers are preliminary and subject to revision, the survey of Vermont households shows a growing labor force, more people working, and fewer unemployed Vermonters.  In the past year, the Vermont economy has grown by nearly 11,000 employed people and seen a decline in the number of unemployed persons by over 2,600.  For the unemployed population, this is a decline of 25% since December 2022.  The near-term outlook predicts these trends to continue as Vermont employers seek to fill an estimated 19,000 open jobs.  The Department partners with both employers and job seekers to make employment matches.  To learn more about services for either employers or job seekers, contact the Vermont Department of Labor's Workforce Development Division at 802-828-4394 or visit our website
Michael Harrington
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2025.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - February 22, 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
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - June 2023
    Gross job losses of 19,097 slightly exceeded job gains of 18,909 for a net decrease of 188 in June 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.
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2023 Annual Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 2nd 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.
  • 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.
  • 2022 Per Capita Personal Income for VT & US, revised
    Vermont Per Capita Personal Income was revised down slightly to $63,039 (current dollars) for 2022, dropping the state ranking one point to 22nd highest. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2022
    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.
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2022
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
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     October 2022
    * 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 *
    Total Covered Employment, preliminary, averaged 306,827 in the 3rd quarter 2023, a 1.1% increase from a year earlier. Also re-released, 1st and 2nd 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
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - December 2023
      - 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.
      - 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
    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 2.1 3.0
    New England n/a 2.9 3.5
    United States 3.7 3.7 3.5
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 308.417 306.746
    Annual % Chg 3.1 3.4
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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