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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
  • Median Household Income
    Vermonters & Visitors
    United States Census Historical Income Tables
    $60,837
    Rank: 19th in US
  • 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 + (2017)
    Down from 37.1% in 2015
    Vermont Agency of Education
    36.54%
  • Vermont Population
    2016 Estimate
    Vermonters & Visitors
    United States Census
    624,594
    Rank: 49th 10 yr growth
    (annual -0.1%)
  • Per Capita Personal Income 2016
    Workforce & Talent
    Bureau of Economic Analysis
    $49,984
    20th in the U.S.
  • 23.6%
    25-44 Year Olds as Share of Total Population
    Down from 28.9% in 2000
    U.S. Census & ACS
  • 24%
    Middle Skills Jobs (Need Post HS Training, Not BA/BS)
    23% Nationally
    ONET & OES
  • Unemployment Rate October 2016
    Workforce & Talent
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
    3.3%
    Same (3.3%) as in 2015
  • STEM Related Workforce (2012-2014)
    Workforce & Talent
    National Science Foundation
    4.4%
    4.7% U.S. Average
  • Workforce Participation 2016
    Workforce & Talent
    Bureau of Labor Standards
    66.9%
    Down from 71.5% in 2006, above national average of 62.8%