Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 314,300 jobs in Vermont in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 330,739 employed persons for the month. Vermont lost 2,100 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 673 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 314,300 -2,100 +2,600
CPS 330,739 -673 -3,580

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 November 2015 for Vermont at 316,400. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,127 in April 2006. 13,388 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 314,300 -2,100 330,739 -673
November 2015 316,400 2,800 331,412 -1,056
October 2015 313,600 1,300 332,468 -2,016
September 2015 312,300 -2,000 334,484 -1,674
August 2015 314,300 -200 336,158 -819
July 2015 314,500 -500 336,977 375
June 2015 315,000 1,300 336,602 435
May 2015 313,700 -1,300 336,167 594
April 2015 315,000 1,100 335,573 525
March 2015 313,900 900 335,048 305
February 2015 313,000 -300 334,743 173
January 2015 313,300 1,600 334,570 251