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Workforce & Talent

The people, skills and training that power Vermont’s economy today, and the challenge of ensuring a new generation can work to build tomorrow’s economy.

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Workforce & Talent
VT Demographics
  • Per Capita Personal Income 2015
    Workforce & Talent
    Bureau of Economic Analysis
    $48,587
    19th in the U.S.
  • Median Household Income
    Vermonters & Visitors
    United States Census Historical Income Tables
    $59,494
    Rank: 21st in US
  • Workforce & Talent
    25-44 Year Olds as Share of Total Population
    Down from 28.9% in 2000
    U.S. Census & ACS
    23.2%
  • Workforce & Talent
    Middle Skills Jobs (Need Post HS Training, Not BA/BS)
    23% Nationally
    ONET & OES
    24%
  • Unemployment Rate October 2016
    Workforce & Talent
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
    3.3%
    5% in the U.S.
  • Vermonters with BA/BS or Advanced Degree
    Vermonters & Visitors
    United States Census
    35.2%
    vs. 29.3% Nationwide
  • Vermonters & Visitors
    of Vermont 11th graders math proficient +
    Up from 37.1% in 2015
    Vermont Agency of Education
    37.7%
  • STEM Related Workforce
    (2012-2014)
    Workforce & Talent
    National Science Foundation
    4.4%
    4.7% U.S. Average
  • Vermont Population
    2015 Estimate
    Vermonters & Visitors
    United States Census
    626,042
    Rank: 49th 10 yr growth
    (annual -0.1%)
  • Workforce Participation 2015
    Workforce & Talent
    Bureau of Labor Standards
    66.8%
    Down from 71.5% in 2006