Press Release: VT Department of Labor October 2019 Unemployment and Jobs Report

19 November 2019


November 19, 2019

Mathew Barewicz, E & LMI Chief
State of Vermont
Department of Labor

Vermont’s Unemployment Rate Holds at 2.2 Percent in October

Today, the Vermont Department of Labor released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering October 2019. According to household data, the seasonaly-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for October was 2.2 percent. This reflects no change from the revised September rate.

“Demographics continue to be Vermont’s biggest challenge. This month’s Jobs Report shows a continuation of the unprecedented low unemployment rate, prolonging the struggle for employers. Because of this, it is critical for the Department of Labor to engage with employers and jobseekers early to be able to link skill with need. One way we do this is through our State Registered Apprenticeship Program. There are currently more than 28 registered apprenticeship programs involving more than 350 employers in Vermont, and over the past year 2,000 apprentices were enrolled across a variety of these programs. If you are an employer with open positions, please consider one of our existing programs or creating your own registered apprenticeship program, and if you are looking for work, there is no better time than now to expand your skill base.”  - Michael Harrington, Acting Labor Commissioner


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