Vermont’s Labor Force Down in December
Today, the Vermont Department of Labor 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 percent. This reflects no change from the revised November rate. Embedded in this calculation is the monthly estimate of the Vermont labor force which decreased compared to the previous month’s estimate. Vermont businesses reported large seasonal gains to employment in industries related to tourism.