Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 306,100 jobs in Vermont in September 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 334,779 employed persons for the month. Vermont lost 700 jobs in September 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,021 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 306,100 -700 +800
CPS 334,779 -1,021 -135

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 June 2007 for Vermont at 309,600. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 294,900 in July 2009, Vermont has gained 11,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,558 in November 2006. 9,779 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 333,224, Vermont has added 1,555 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2014

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2014 306,100 -700 334,779 -1,021
August 2014 306,800 0 335,800 -2,162
July 2014 306,800 300 337,962 -978
June 2014 306,500 -1,200 338,940 -705
May 2014 307,700 500 339,645 125
April 2014 307,200 -1,600 339,520 526
March 2014 308,800 700 338,994 1,047
February 2014 308,100 -1,200 337,947 1,308
January 2014 309,300 3,000 336,639 1,253
December 2013 306,300 -1,300 335,386 242
November 2013 307,600 1,700 335,144 152
October 2013 305,900 600 334,992 78
September 2013 305,300 -100 334,914 -107