The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for October 2014 was 4.4 percent. This represents no change from the revised September rate (4.4 percent). The equivalent national average was 5.8 percent, which decreased by one-tenth of a percent from the previous month’s estimate. October’s over the month change ends a four-month period of a rising statewide unemployment rate in Vermont. As of the prior month’s initial data, Vermont’s unemployment rate was the eighth lowest in the country.
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 www.vthitec.org. For additional questions, please call (802)872-0660.
The Economic & Labor Market Information Division is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Economic & Demographic Profile Report – a comprehensive data publication covering Vermont and sub-state Vermont areas.
2014 Economic & Demographic Profile Report