Jobs Briefs

Public Assets Institute’s Monthly Jobs Briefs will be released on the same day that the Vermont Department of Labor issues its monthly employment and unemployment statistics. Our reports will provide additional information and context for the official state statistics and are meant to complement the Department of Labor information.

The Public Assets reports will draw from data available from the U.S. Census, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economic Policy Institute, Center on Budget and Policies Priorities, National Employment Law Project and the Vermont Department of Labor.


The state unemployment trust fund is ample—so far
July 17, 2020
Jobs are returning, but businesses have a ways to go
June 22, 2020
COVID-19 has cost Vermonters their livelihoods
May 22, 2020
The COVID crisis is hitting some Vermonters harder
April 17, 2020
More workers are getting adequate unemployment benefits
March 30, 2020
Worker protections are strained by the COVID-19 crisis
March 18, 2020
At year’s end Vermont tallied fewer jobs and workers
January 28, 2020
Labor force falls, minimum wage to climb…18 cents
December 20, 2019
The labor market is improving, if at a creeping pace
November 21, 2019
Employment dipped, the gender gap persisted
October 22, 2019