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Family Economic Security

All Vermonters want and need sufficient income for a decent home, nutritious food, as well as health care, transportation, childcare, and other essentials. The ability of all citizens to live decently is fundamental to the cohesion of any society. The state can and should ensure that workers are paid fairly, treated with respect, and have affordable childcare; and that taxpayer money intended to put Vermonters to work is invested wisely.

December 15, 2022

In an accessible chartbook, State of Working Vermont 2022 analyzes Census and other data, including wages, jobs, and employment, poverty, household income, and migration to portray Vermonters’ well-being before, during, and after the arrival of COVID.

This year’s annual report highlights the progress achieved when our government adequately addresses the needs of people and communities. It shows how Vermonters would benefit from the state’s leaders fixing persistent problems, build on the solidarity expressed during the pandemic, and create a state that works for everyone.