Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor announced that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November was 2.9 percent. This reflects no change from the revised October rate. The national rate in November was 4.1 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the ninth lowest unemployment rate in […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of December 18

Manufacturers React to Congressional Passage of the Tax Bill.  IndustryWeek 12/21 “Manufacturers will save about $261 billion over the next decade thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. On paper, that should lead to new investments — in equipment, in workforce and beyond. . . .” The No. 1 Employee Benefit That No […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of December 11

U.S. industrial production posts third gain in a in November row as factories hum.  MarketWatch 12/15 “The numbers: Industrial production in the U.S. rose 0.2% in November to mark the third straight advance. . . .” How to Engage a Union Workforce: One CEO’s Lessons.  Gallup 12/14 “In 2007, the 5,000 union employees of DTE […]