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BLS Releases November Employment Data (Dec. 2014)


The BLS announced another month of job gains for the United States in November, with nonfarm payroll  employment increasing by 321,000.  The unemployment rate remained at 5.8%.  The number of long term unemployed did not change significantly.  In another positive, nonfarm employment for September was revised up from 256,000 to 271,000, and for October was revised up from 214,000 to 243,000. check out the full BLS release  here:

Panel Presentation: Inaugural Vermont Development Conference (Dec. 2014)


On November 4, 2014, Jeffrey Carr of EPR participated in a panel discussion of the “Meet the Lenders” panel at Vermont’s First Development Conference held at the Double Tree Conference Center in South Burlington.  Mr. Carr presented an overview of the U.S. and Vermont Economic Outlook for 2015 for attendees.

2014 Tax Seminar (Dec. 2014)


On December 4, 2014, Jeffrey Carr of EPR presented the 2015 Economic Outlook for the Vermont Economy at the 2014 Annual Vermont Tax Seminar at the Double Tree Conference Center in South Burlington, Vermont.         

Third Quarter VBR/EPR Business Conditions Survey Coming Soon (Dec. 2014)


Tis the Season…  For the Third Quarter 2014 VBR/EPR Business Conditions Survey!  The Business Conditions Survey is conducted in partnership between the Vermont Business Roundtable and Economic & Policy Resources.  The nine question survey of the 97 members of the Vermont Business Roundtable captures a glimpse of how Vermont business leaders see the state economy.  The survey asks business leaders how their businesses have fared in the recent past and how they view the future.  Sentiments regarding the current and expected business climate and the expected impact on hiring and investing decisions are also surveyed.   Included in the standard survey is a question asking roundtable members for opinions on a current debate in public policy.   Along with providing a snapshot of the Vermont business climate, the survey allows Vermonters to see how these markers change over time.  Look for the VBR-EPR Business Conditions Survey to come out soon in early December.  In the meantime you can see the results of the previous survey at:

You can watch EPR’s Amanda Wassel talk about the second quarter survey on CCTV channel 17:

And look here this weekend to watch Amanda talk about the new third quarter survey, and see air times for local TV:

4th Annual International Investment and Economic Development Forum (Oct. 2014)


On October 22, 2014, Jeffrey Carr of EPR was part of a panel presentation on EB-5 program business plans and EB-5 economic-job impact studies at the 4th Annual International Investment and Economic Development Forum sponsored by Invest in the USA (IIUSA) in San Francisco, California.  Click on the link below to go to the IIUSA website to obtain a copy of Mr. Carr’s panel’s PowerPoint slides.  There will be a charge by IIUSA to obtain the panel’s slides.


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BLS Releases March...

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 701,000 in March, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the...

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