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Suspicious Account Activity Identified in State’s Unemployment Insurance Claimant System

3 Things UI Claimants Can Do To Minimize Fraud

  1. If the claimant has an common number UI Claimant PIN (i.e. 1111, 2222, 1212, last four of SSN, etc.), they should immediately request a pin change by calling the UI Claimant Assistance Line at: 1-877-214-3332
  2. If the claimant believes his/her account(s) have been compromised, they should file a fraud notice with the Department at
  3. All claimants should actively monitor their UI account, as well as any other online accounts (i.e. bank accounts, credit cards, etc.) to ensure there is no unauthorized activity

Vermont’s Unemployment Rate Down Again

Today, the Vermont Department of Labor released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering March 2019. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for March was 2.3 percent. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised February rate. The current seasonally-adjusted estimate of 7,971 unemployed Vermonters is the lowest monthly estimate since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics online historical series started in 1976.

Vermont’s Unemployment Rate Down Again

Hiring Your First Employee

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has created helpful guidance for new employers who are hiring their first employee. Use this guide to understand legal requirement associated with becoming an employer in the State of Vermont. These requirements include: federal and state tax law, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and payroll deductions.

By clicking on the link below, you will leave the Vermont Department of Labor’s website for the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program website, a partnership between the Vermont Attorney General and the University of Vermont: https://www.uvm.edu/consumer/hiring-your-first-employee.

New Vermont JobLink User Requirements

Soon Vermont JobLink will require a working email address to uniquely identify you with your account for security purposes. You will also be able to use your email address to reset your password and opt into notifications that will enhance your job search.

Please prepare for these upcoming changes by reviewing your contact information now. Click My Profile in your main menu, then click Edit Contact Information. If you have already provided an email address, please ensure you can access it and that it is not shared with any other Vermont JobLink users (such as a spouse or other family member). If you have not provided an email address, please do so. After making any changes, click Save on the Contact Information page.

If you need to set up an email account, here are the links to a few of the free email providers:
Gmail
Outlook
LYCOS Mail
mail.com
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