Vermont Seasonally Adjusted Nonfarm Employment in ThousandsBY NAICSPrelim.RevisedRevisedChange From:% Change From: Current Employment Statistics Program (CES). Produced by the Vermont Department of Labor in cooperation with the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Total – Nonfarm114,400113,100111,3001,3003,1001.12.8 Changes From Feb-11Jan-11Feb-10Jan-11Feb-10Jan-11Feb-10Total – Nonfarm304,100303,600295,8005008,3000.22.8 Private Industries249,900249,300241,3006008,6000.23.6 Construction13,70013,70013,50002000.01.5 Manufacturing31,30031,50030,400-200900-0.63.0 Durable Goods22,30022,40021,400-100900-0.44.2 Non-Durable Goods9,0009,1009,000-1000-1.10.0 Trade, Transportation & Utilities56,90056,60055,4003001,5000.52.7 Wholesale Trade9,5009,3009,3002002002.22.2 Retail Trade 39,00038,90037,7001001,3000.33.4 Trans., Warehousing & Utilities8,4008,4008,400000.00.0 Financial Activities12,50012,50012,20003000.02.5 Professional & Business Services24,50023,90022,7006001,8002.57.9 Professional., Scientific & Technical14,50014,10013,4004001,1002.88.2 Administrative Support & Waste9,7009,3008,4004001,3004.315.5 Education & Health Services60,10059,40059,1007001,0001.21.7 Private Ed. Services12,80012,70012,6001002000.81.6 Health Care & Social Assistance47,30046,70046,5006008001.31.7 Leisure & Hospitality 35,10035,90032,100-8003,000-2.29.3 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation3,9004,0003,800-100100-2.52.6 Accommodation & Food Services31,20031,90028,300-7002,900-2.210.2 Other Services9,9009,9009,80001000.01.0 Total Government54,20054,30054,500-100-300-0.2-0.6 State Government17,50017,40017,50010000.60.0 Local Government30,10030,30030,300-200-200-0.7-0.7Burlington-S. Burlington MSA Total Labor Force363,600362,500360,6001,1003,000 Employment343,300341,800336,500 1,5006,800 Unemployment20,30020,80024,100-500-3,800 Rate (%)126.96.36.199-0.1-1.1Vermont’s labor force, employment and unemployment statistics are produced from a combination of a Statewide survey of households and statistical modeling. The data are produced by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program (LAUS) a cooperative program with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Vermont Department of Labor.Unemployment Rates for States Unemployment Rates for States Monthly Rankings Seasonally Adjusted Feb. 2011p Rank State Rate1NORTH DAKOTA3.72NEBRASKA4.33SOUTH DAKOTA4.84NEW HAMPSHIRE5.45VERMONT5.66IOWA6.17WYOMING6.28HAWAII6.39VIRGINIA6.410OKLAHOMA6.511MINNESOTA6.712KANSAS6.813MARYLAND7.114MONTANA7.414WISCONSIN7.416MAINE7.517ALASKA7.618UTAH7.719ARKANSAS7.820LOUISIANA7.921PENNSYLVANIA8.022MASSACHUSETTS8.222NEW YORK8.222TEXAS8.225DELAWARE8.526NEW MEXICO8.727INDIANA8.828ILLINOIS8.929CONNECTICUT9.030WASHINGTON9.131NEW JERSEY9.231OHIO9.233ALABAMA9.333COLORADO9.335MISSOURI9.435WEST VIRGINIA9.437DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA9.538ARIZONA9.638TENNESSEE9.640IDAHO9.740NORTH CAROLINA9.742GEORGIA10.242MISSISSIPPI10.242OREGON10.242SOUTH CAROLINA10.246KENTUCKY10.446MICHIGAN10.448RHODE ISLAND11.249FLORIDA11.550CALIFORNIA12.251NEVADA13.6p = preliminary.NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month. Program Update: Beginning with the production of March 2011 preliminary Current Employment Statistics data, the not seasonally adjusted and seasonally adjusted Statewide and Burlington-S. Burlington MSA will transition from the Vermont Department of Labor to the BLS. These data will be released on April 19th, 2011. Concurrent with this transition, the BLS will implement several methodological changes to standardize the estimation approach across States. While these changes will reduce the potential for statistical bias in state and metropolitan area estimates, they may increase the month to month variability of the estimates.More detailed information on the changes to procedures for producing CES estimates is available on the BLS Web site at http://www.bls.gov/sae/cesprocs.htm(link is external). The Vermont Department of Labor announced today the seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for February 2011 was 5.6 percent. This reflects the second straight month of a decrease of one-tenth of a percentage point to the statewide rate (i.e. the January unemployment rate was 5.7 percent) and a decrease of one and one-tenth of a percentage point from a year ago, February 2010. This is the lowest rate since November 2008. The US rate was down to 8.9 percent. Vermont had the fifth lowest rate in the nation (see table below).Looking back over recent years’ data, the last increase in the seasonally adjusted Vermont unemployment rate was in April 2009. At that time the rate was 7.3 percent. Since then the statewide unemployment rate has trended down to its current level of 5.6 percent. On another note of interest, February 2011 data marks a new all-time high for the size of the Vermont labor force. For the past few months, the Vermont economy has reported a positive trend in both the total labor force and total employment. ‘These numbers are encouraging even though Vermont is still experiencing the effects of elevated unemployment and under-employment compared to its long term economic history. The Department of Labor is hopeful for positive news regarding Congressional decisions on the workforce development and training money that Vermont is hoping to receive in federal programs such as Workforce Investment Act, Youth Employment and Dislocated Worker programs,’ said Annie Noonan, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor.Analysis of Job Changes by IndustryThe preliminary ‘not seasonally adjusted’ jobs numbers for February show an increase of 3,250 jobs when compared to the revised January numbers. This reported over the month change does not include the 350 job decrease between the preliminary and the revised January estimates due to the inclusion of more data. As detailed in the preliminary not seasonally adjusted February data, Total Private reports an increase of 1,500 jobs and Government reports an increase of 1,750 jobs. In the private sector, the industry with the largest nominal increase was Education & Health Services with 1,300 jobs. Construction reported the largest nominal decline (-600 jobs) in the not seasonally adjusted data. Based on the preliminary February data, the annual rate of unadjusted job growth was a positive 2.8 percent.The seasonally adjusted data for February reports an increase of 500 jobs from the revised January data. As with the ‘not seasonally adjusted’ data, this over the month change is from the revised January numbers which experienced a downward revision from the preliminary estimates (-300 jobs). A review of the seasonally adjusted February numbers shows Vermont’s Private Industries with a job increase of 600 jobs. Education & Health Services (+700 jobs) and Professional & Business Services (+600 jobs) reported the largest job gains. Leisure & Hospitality (-800 jobs) and Manufacturing (-200 jobs) reported the largest job declines. Total Government decreased by 100 jobs from the revised January counts.State of Vermont OverviewVermont’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased one tenth of a percent to 5.6 percent in February. The underlying data showed increases to the labor force (+1,100) and total employment (+1,500) combined with a decrease to total unemployment (-500). For comparison purposes, the United States seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February showed a one tenth of a percent decrease to 8.9 percent.February unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 3.8 percent in Warren-Waitsfield to 9.7 percent in Newport. Local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. For comparison, the February unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 6.0 percent, which was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised January data and down one and three-tenths of a percentage point from a year ago.For details, please contact Mathew Barewicz at the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4153 or [email protected](link sends e-mail) Notes: Statewide Total Nonfarm is a summed total and Wholesale Trade has been added as a seasonally adjusted series in 2011. Mining & Logging and Information are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision. February2011January2011February2010January2011February2010 Vermont Labor Force Statistics (Seasonally Adjusted) ESTIMATED NONFARM EMPLOYMENT IN VERMONT
“I am pushing to score more goals because the minimum bar I have set myself is to score at least 15 and be among the league’s top scorers at the end of the season. Also, I want to keep my place in the national team and to do that I need to keep scoring,” Mutamba who made his debut with Harambee Stars this year noted.He has settled in quick at the club and has become a mainstay in a forward line that has Stephen Waruru and Kepha Aswani, who were among the league’s top three scorers last season.“I have settled in fast because of the kind of welcome Sofapaka have given me. It has been very easy because of the support of the coaches and players. Now I want to repay their faith to help them clinch a trophy,” he said.“When I came in, they told me that one of their targets is to win at least one trophy and I will do my best to help them achieve that. We have a chance in both the Shield and the League and we have to be at our best,” the lanky forward further noted.Wazitos Piston Mutamba up against Zoo Kericho’s Michael Madoya.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.Mutamba will come up against his former employers on Saturday afternoon when Sofapaka take on Wazito at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi’s Jericho estate and he will seek to add his goal tally.Sofapaka are looking to bridge the gap between them and leaders Gor who established a 15-point gulf with their 1-0 win over Sony Sugar on Friday evening.Wazito on their end have had a disastrous spell failing to win any of their last seven games and sit bottom of the standings. The first leg meeting ended in a 1-0 victory for Wazito and Sofapaka will be coming in for revenge.In other league matches set for this weekend, third placed Mathare United who have picked three successive draws will be away to Bandari in Mombasa looking to bounce back to winning ways and revive their faint title hopes.Mathare have been on a rebuilding of sorts with goalkeeper David Okello and James Situma included in the match day squad and expected to make a debut.James Situma has joined Mathare United after a six-month stint with Kakamega Homeboyz. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedBandari on their end have been silent in the mid-season transfer market and will be out to ensure they get a win to squeeze into the top three. History does not favor the dockers against Mathare as they have won only one of their last 15 meetings with Mathare winning seven and the rest ending in draws.Of the seven wins Mathare have recorded against ken Odhiambo’s men three have been in Mombasa while they have picked a point off the Coastal city four times. They have never lost.Elsewhere in Mumias, a relatively new look Tusker FC take on Vihiga United, head coach Robert Matano under pressure to pick the side up from the rubbles.The brewers are 10th in the standings with a paltry 24 points, but mid-season transfer activity that has seen the arrival of new players led by Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi might spur them on.KPL Saturday fixturesWazito v Sofapaka (Toyoyo), Bandari v Mathare United (Mombasa), Chemelil Sugar v Nakumatt (Chemelil), Vihiga United v Tusker FC (Mumias).0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka FC striker Piston Mutamba attempts to make a shot during their match against Baba Dogo United in the FKF Shield. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30- Sofapaka new signing Piston Mutamba says he targets a minimum of 15 goals this season adding that he wants to help the 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions fight for at least one trophy this season.Mutamba signed early June from Wazito FC has scored thrice for the club, twice in the league and once in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield. His total tally for the season in the league is seven.