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May 2020 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
June 19, 2020
"The May figures show increased economic activity as companies continue to re-open.  Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, and Leisure & Hospitality industries showed significant increases in employment this past month and early indications see this continuing.  It is important to note that April figures were revised significantly this month drawing a more realistic picture of what Vermont actually experienced with nearly 58,000 people out of work and a statewide unemployment rate of 16.5%.  While the May numbers show a positive change from the prior month, we are still in the middle of a global pandemic that is significantly impacting Vermont's economy.  That's why it's so important for the public and business communities to follow the safety guidelines and required protocols, so we can continue getting businesses open and people back to work as quickly as possible."
Michael Harrington
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 - Jul 9, 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
  • Wages, Benefits, Contributions and Employment by Industry - 2019
    Covered Employment and Wage information is combined with Unemployment Compensation Benefits in this UI report available at Publications.
  • LAUS Annual Summary
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics annual summary is now available at Publications.
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 3rd 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.
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - September 2019
    Gross job losses outpaced gains between June and September 2019 resulting in a net decrease of -3,554 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.
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2019, revised 2010-2018
    Per capita income in Vermont increased in 2019 to $56,691, raising the State's ranking to 18. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
    *                      Brochures                  *
    Vermont's high-pay high-growth jobs
    * Minimum Wage *
    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
    * Data Releases *
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - May 2020
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 310,571 for the year 2019. Also released, 2019 4th quarter and revised 1st - 3rd Quarters.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2019 Year To Date
      - 2019 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    An interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    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 12.7 16.5 2.3
    New England n/a 14.0 3.1
    United States 13.3 14.7 3.6
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 256.394 256.389
    Annual % Chg 0.1 0.3
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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