Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 315,800 jobs in Vermont in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 334,386 employed persons for the month. Vermont added 600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 503 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 315,800 +600 +2,300
CPS 334,386 +503 +3,317

Vermont Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Vermont as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Vermont

CES employment peaked in July 2016 for Vermont at 318,500. Since then 2,700 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 315,200 in November 2016, Vermont has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,127 in April 2006. 9,741 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a November 2015 low of 331,032, Vermont has added 3,354 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 315,800 600 334,386 503
November 2016 315,200 -1,200 333,883 201
October 2016 316,400 -1,100 333,682 -250
September 2016 317,500 -700 333,932 -807
August 2016 318,200 -300 334,739 -278
July 2016 318,500 2,800 335,017 -362
June 2016 315,700 -1,600 335,379 237
May 2016 317,300 100 335,142 777
April 2016 317,200 700 334,365 1,261
March 2016 316,500 600 333,104 903
February 2016 315,900 -400 332,201 764
January 2016 316,300 2,800 331,437 368