Saturday Hours Announced for Unemployment Claims Center

The Department of Labor has announced updated hours at its Unemployment Insurance Claims Center, which will be open on Saturdays starting on Saturday, March 21. Updated hours are in addition to the newly added electronic form option for establishing benefit claims.   CLAIM CENTER HOURS: Monday through Friday: 8:15 am – 6:00 pm Saturday:  9:00 […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Department of Labor has released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering December 2019. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for December was 2.3%. This reflects no change from the revised November rate. The preliminary data released in December shows a labor force participation rate of 65.6% which […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering February 2019. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for February was 2.4%. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised January rate. The current estimate of 8,436 unemployed Vermonters is the […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor recently released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering December 2018. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for December was 2.7%. This reflects no change from the revised November rate. Embedded in this calculation is the monthly estimate of the Vermont labor force which […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Department of Labor announced that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for October was 2.8%. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised September rate. The national rate in October was 3.7%. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the thirty-sixth lowest […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Department of Labor announced that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for September was 2.9%. This reflects an increase of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised August rate. The national rate in September was 3.7%. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the twenty-first lowest […]

Reduction in Taxable Wage Base for Unemployment Insurance Announced for 2019

On October 4, the Department of Labor announced that, beginning January 1, 2019, employers will see a reduction in the taxable wage base amount that they currently pay on unemployment taxes by $2,000. Nearly 22,600 employers remit state unemployment taxes to the Department of Labor on an annual basis. These taxes are deposited into the […]

2019 Minimum Wage Update

The minimum wage in Vermont is scheduled to increase to $10.78 on January 1, 2019. An updated minimum wage poster for workplaces can be found here: http://labor.vermont.gov/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Minimum-Wage-Poster.pdf.

Vermont Labor Market

The Department of Labor announced that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for August was 2.8%. This reflects no change from the revised July rate. The national rate in August was 3.9%. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the nineteenth lowest unemployment rate in the country for […]