Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 312,900 jobs in Vermont in May 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 336,048 employed persons for the month. Vermont lost 2,100 jobs in May 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 475 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 312,900 -2,100 +4,000
CPS 336,048 +475 +1,381

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 April 2015 for Vermont at 315,000. 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. 8,079 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a November 2014 low of 334,310, Vermont has added 1,738 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2015

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2015 312,900 -2,100 336,048 475
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
December 2014 311,700 -800 334,319 9
November 2014 312,500 1,700 334,310 -11
October 2014 310,800 600 334,321 -36
September 2014 310,200 -200 334,357 -60
August 2014 310,400 400 334,417 -69
July 2014 310,000 -200 334,486 -85
June 2014 310,200 1,300 334,571 -96