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December 2019 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
January 24, 2020
"This month's jobs report shows Vermontā€™s unemployment rate holding steady, with a slight decline in the number of employed individuals.  Additionally, as members of the baby-boomer generation continue to exit the workforce, this has had a direct impact on our Labor Force Participation Rate.  It is because of this that the Department of Labor continues to place labor force expansion at the top of its priority list.  Whether through new apprenticeship opportunities or creating career pathways for New Americans, the growth of Vermont's workforce is critical to our sustainable success.  As we begin a new year, we must also recommit ourselves to working together to meet this challenge."
Michael Harrington
Acting Labor Commissioner

 
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
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Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2021.
 
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - February 19, 2020
    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
    Feb-19-2020
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 2nd Quarter 2019
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
    Feb-18-2019
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - June 2019
    Gross job gains and loses were similar for June 2019 resulting in a small net decrease of -229 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 2019.
    Jan-30-2020
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2018
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2018 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Also available from Wages and Income page.
    Nov-18-2019
  • LAUS Annual Summary
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics annual summary is now available at Publications.
    Oct-28-2019
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 1999-2018
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
    Oct-18-2019
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    Vermont's high-pay high-growth jobs
     Dec-11-2018
     
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    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.96 for 2020.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.96 per hour from the current rate of $10.78 per hour, effective on January 1, 2020.
  • 2020 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Oct-7-2019
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    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 310.946 in 3rd Quarter 2019. Also released, revised 2019 2nd Quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2019 Year To Date
      - 2019 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Feb-12-2020
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    Feb-12-2020
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - December 2019
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Jan-24-2020
    Snapshot of benefits currently offered by employers in Vermont.
      - 2019 Fringe Benefit Study
    Nov-15-2019
    Our most popular publication of state, county and town economic data has been updated. Included are county commuting patterns along with other regional information on income, population, housing, and employment.
      - 2019 Economic-Demographic Profile
    Jul-17-2019
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    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
      Dec
    2019
    Nov
    2019
    Dec
    2018
    Vermont 2.3 2.3 2.6
    New England n/a 3.1 3.3
    United States 3.5 3.5 3.9
     
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
      Jan
    2020
    Dec
    2019
    Index 257.971 256.974
    Annual % Chg 2.5 2.3
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
    Next release:
    March 11
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