Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 313,700 jobs in Vermont in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 335,436 employed persons for the month. Vermont lost 1,300 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,187 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 313,700 -1,300 +1,700
CPS 335,436 -1,187 +1,988

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 315,900. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 312,600 in November 2016, Vermont has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,127 in April 2006. 8,691 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 332,516, Vermont has added 2,920 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 313,700 -1,300 335,436 -1,187
April 2017 315,000 0 336,623 -311
March 2017 315,000 -500 336,934 657
February 2017 315,500 -400 336,277 838
January 2017 315,900 2,000 335,439 1,240
December 2016 313,900 1,300 334,199 -1
November 2016 312,600 -1,300 334,200 28
October 2016 313,900 -400 334,172 49
September 2016 314,300 0 334,123 91
August 2016 314,300 -1,600 334,032 150
July 2016 315,900 3,300 333,882 201
June 2016 312,600 600 333,681 233