Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 317,100 jobs in Vermont in October 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 335,201 employed persons for the month. Vermont lost 500 jobs in October 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 633 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 317,100 -500 +3,200
CPS 335,201 +633 +1,029

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 September 2017 for Vermont at 317,600. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,127 in April 2006. 8,926 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 332,516, Vermont has added 2,685 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2017

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2017 317,100 -500 335,201 633
September 2017 317,600 1,100 334,568 673
August 2017 316,500 -100 333,895 696
July 2017 316,600 1,600 333,199 -721
June 2017 315,000 1,100 333,920 -1,552
May 2017 313,900 -1,100 335,472 -1,151
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