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December 2020 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
January 26, 2021
"The low level of unemployment does not capture the full impact of the pandemic.  Not captured in the unemployment rate is the contraction in the labor force that has occurred as a result of COVID-19. Over the last year, nearly 20,000 Vermonters have exited the labor force, either temporarily or permanently.  As the spread of the virus declines and the rate of vaccinations increase, it is expected that many, if not all, of these individuals will return to the labor force.  Between now and then, this is a great time for future job seekers to leverage online training to augment their professional or technical skills.  Working with the Department's Workforce Development Division is a great way to learn about training, as well as employment opportunities being recruited for right now."
Michael Harrington
Labor Commissioner

Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted

Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2022.
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - Mar 4, 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
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2020 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 - June 2020
    Gross job losses far exceeded gains in June 2020 resulting in a net decrease of -32,965 jobs, reflecting effects of the global pandemic. (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 2020.
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 2000-2019
    A report on the Vermont Unemployment Insurance Program showing trust fund, benefit, wage information and more.  This and more UI reports are at Publications.
  • Unemployment Compensation Statistical Tables - 2019
    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 - 1st Quarter 2020
    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 - VT & US, current dollars revised 2013-2019, real dollars 2018
    Per capita income in Vermont for 2019 revised downward to $55,293, lowering the State's ranking to 19. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
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    * Minimum Wage *
    Minimum Wage Increases to $11.75 for 2021.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $11.75 per hour from the current rate of $10.96 per hour, effective on January 1, 2021.
  • 2021 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Oct-27-2020
    * Data Releases *
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 279,125 for the third quarter of 2020. Also released, revised 2020 1st & 2nd quarters.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2020 Year To Date
      - 2020 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - December 2020
      - 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 Gender
    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.
      - 2020 Economic & Demographic Profile Series
    Vermont 2018-2028 Long Term Occupational Projections publication and data table are now available. Find the top occupations in growth, openings and by required level of education.
      - Publication
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    Vermont 2018-2028 Long Term Industry Projections are now available. Find an industry's past and future rates of growth.
      - Data Table HTM | XLSX
    * Quick Stats *
    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Vermont 3.1 3.0 2.4
    New England n/a 6.5 3.0
    United States 6.7 6.7 3.6
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
    Index 261.582 260.474
    Annual % Chg 1.4 1.4
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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