Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 316,100 jobs in Vermont in March 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 333,055 employed persons for the month. Vermont added 200 jobs in March 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 854 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 316,100 +200 +4,400
CPS 333,055 +854 +168

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 January 2016 for Vermont at 316,300. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 315,900 in February 2016, Vermont has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,127 in April 2006. 11,072 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a November 2015 low of 331,032, Vermont has added 2,023 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2016

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2016 316,100 200 333,055 854
February 2016 315,900 -400 332,201 764
January 2016 316,300 2,800 331,437 368
December 2015 313,500 -1,100 331,069 37
November 2015 314,600 1,000 331,032 -7
October 2015 313,600 2,100 331,039 -66
September 2015 311,500 -200 331,105 -158
August 2015 311,700 -800 331,263 -272
July 2015 312,500 500 331,535 -374
June 2015 312,000 0 331,909 -413
May 2015 312,000 800 332,322 -348
April 2015 311,200 -500 332,670 -217