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Vermont Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.3 percent in November


The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November 2014 was 4.3 percent. This represents a decrease of one-tenth of a percent from the revised October rate (4.4 percent). The equivalent national average was 5.8 percent, which experienced no change from the previous month’s estimate. As of the prior month’s initial data, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for tenth lowest in the country.

Vermont Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.3 percent in November


Unemployment Benefits Christmas Holiday Reminder!


Holiday Reminder! Due to the Christmas holiday, in order to avoid a delay* in the payment of your Unemployment Insurance benefit your Unemployment Insurance weekly claim will need to be filed by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 for the week ending December 20, 2014.

Claims filed after 4:30 on December 23rd will still be processed but a delay in direct deposit and/or check payments will occur.

Please note: *Payments may still encounter a short delay due to factors outside the Vermont Department of Labor’s control (i.e.: postal and bank closures due to the holiday).

Workplace Safety

Attention Vermont Employers: Required Safety Records Poster Available Here


Attention Vermont Employers:
This is a reminder that as of July 1, 2014, Vermont employers are required under Vermont State law (21 VSA, 691 a), to post a notice advising their employees where they may access and review your company’s safety records.

To assist you with compliance efforts, the Vermont Department of Labor has developed a form that will assist you. This poster is downloadable at Posting of Safety Records [PDF].
For all other required Workplace Posters and available to you please visit: Publications.


New Job Opportunities for Vermonters


Precyse Solutions is looking for Vermont career-seekers to join its Certified Medical Coder work-at-home team. Supported by Governor Shumlin, funds from Vermont’s Department of Labor and Agency of Commerce will be used to sponsor selected Vermonters in a 10-week no-cost education program. No experience is required and all graduates of the program will start earning $15 per hour with full benefits as a work-at-home certified medical coder apprentice with Precyse. After completion of a one year apprenticeship, potential earnings can increase to $21 per hour, with the potential to earn up to $25 per hour after two years.

To learn more and participate, please apply online by visiting For additional questions, please call (802)872-0660.