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March 2018 Unemployment and Jobs Press Release
April 20, 2018
"The Vermont economy continues on its recent trajectory of modest job growth and low unemployment.  The current March numbers hint at the annual transition from winter to summer business activities with leisure and hospitality industries starting to report some seasonal job declines.  It is expected this trend will continue into next month's data due to late snow fall.  Summer businesses are ramping up hiring activities.  If you are currently seeking employment, considering re-entering the labor market or looking to advance your career visit one of the 12 Career Resource Centers throughout the state.  Staff at our Centers can help connect you with companies seeking talent and provide opportunities to further your skills in order to be more competitive in today's economy."
Lindsay Kurrle
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor
 
Labor Force Estimates, seasonally adjusted
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Schedule of Upcoming Unemployment and Jobs Press Releases through January 2019.
 
What's new?
  • Unemployment Weekly Report - April 18, 2018
    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.
    Apr-18-2018
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators - 2nd Quarter 2017
    QWI Explorer reports various economic / demographic measures for Age, Sex, Education, Race and Ethnicity groups. Produced by U.S. Census, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.
    Apr-6-2018
  • Per Capita Personal Income - VT & US 2017
    Vermont's per capita personal income increased to $51,114 and a ranking of 19 in 2017. Charts and data available at Wages & Income.
    Apr-02-2018
  • Economic and Travel Indicators - February
    A monthly series on labor market & business activity, state tax revenues, travel & tourism, rooms & meals business receipts and seasonal indicators. View the latest issue . Past issues available at Publications
    Apr-2-2018
  • CES Annual Summary
    Current Employment Statistics annual summary is available at Publications.
    Mar-12-2018
  • Alternative Unemployment Rates:   2017 Annual Averages
    Alternative measures of the unemployment rate that are more narrowly or broadly defined than the traditional estimate. Available at Unemployment.
    Jan-26-2018
  • Gross Job Gains and Losses - June 2017
    For June 2017, gross job gains greatly outpaced losses resulting in a large net increase. (table, graph). See all of Vermont graphs and tables at Business Employment Dynamics. Also available is annual March to March gains and losses from 1994 to 2017.
    Jan-26-2018
  • Per Capita Personal Income - Local Areas 2016
    Per Capita Personal Income for 2016 is available for counties, metroploitian and micropolitan areas from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Go to Wages and Income.
    Nov-27-2017
  • UI 20 Year Statistical Record 1997-2016
    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-6-2017
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    Vermont's high-pay high-growth jobs
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    Minimum Wage Increases to $10.50 for 2018.
    Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $10.50 per hour from the current rate of $10.00 per hour, effective on January 1, 2018.
  • Minimum Wage Poster
  • Minimum Wage Determination
  • Nov-20-2017
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    Unemployment and Jobs Numbers - March 2018
      - Labor Force and Unemployment:  Data Tool / Report.
      - Nonfarm Employment:  Data Tool / Report.
    Apr-20-2018
    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
    Apr-2-2018
    Mar-14-2018
    A new interactive tool comparing male/female employment and earnings ratios.
      - Earnings and Jobs by Gender
    Feb-20-2018
    Preliminary estimates of Covered Employment averaged 309,661 for 3rd Quarter 2017. Also released, revised 2017 1st Quarter.
      - Covered Employment and Wages Tool
      - 2017 Year To Date
      - 2017 Size Class tables
            by Establishment
            by Firm
    Feb-12-2018
    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.
      - 2017 Economic-Demographic Profile
    Sep-27-2017
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    Unemployment Rate
    Seasonally Adjusted
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    2018
    Feb
    2018
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    2017
    Vermont 2.8 2.8 3.1
    New England n/a 3.6 4.0
    United States 4.1 4.1 4.5
     
    Consumer Price Index
    United States
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    2018
    Feb
    2018
    Index 249.554 248.991
    Annual % Chg 2.4 2.2
    10 year table Inflation Calculator
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    May 10
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