Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 124,700 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 123,424 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 358 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 124,700 +400 -500
CPS 123,424 +358 +2,208

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Burlington, Vermont Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Burlington 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 for Burlington, Vermont

CES employment for Burlington peaked in September 2016 at 125,900. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 124,200 in November 2016, Burlington has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Burlington is at a new high of 123,424.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 124,700 400 123,424 358
February 2017 124,300 -1,400 123,066 254
January 2017 125,700 1,400 122,812 1,685
December 2016 124,300 100 121,127 -33
November 2016 124,200 -100 121,160 19
October 2016 124,300 -1,600 121,141 34
September 2016 125,900 500 121,107 -6
August 2016 125,400 -200 121,113 14
July 2016 125,600 600 121,099 100
June 2016 125,000 400 120,999 23
May 2016 124,600 -500 120,976 -147
April 2016 125,100 -100 121,123 -93