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Vermont Unemployment Rate Increases to 2.9 percent in September

The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for September was 2.9 percent. This reflects an increase of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised August rate. The national rate in September was 3.7 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the twenty-first lowest unemployment rate in the country for all metropolitan areas. Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for fifth lowest in the country for the same time period.

Vermont Unemployment Rate Increases to 2.9 percent in September

Vermont 2016-2026 Long Term Industry and Occupational Projections

The Vermont Department of Labor announces the release of the 2016-2026 Long Term Employment
Projections by industry and by occupation. Long Term Occupational Projections show future growth in
over 500 occupations and include Median Wage Rates and the typical Education, Work Experience, and
On-the-Job Training needed for each occupation.

Long Term Occupational Projections provide a general guide for the direction and relative strength of
occupational demand and assist the educational community, workforce development specialists, and
individuals exploring careers to plan for the future and identify occupations that will show promise in
the number of annual openings and good incomes over the long run.

For more information visit Industry Projections or Occupational Projections.