Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 126,100 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 123,194 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 179 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 126,100 -200 +400
CPS 123,194 +179 +1,761

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 126,900. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Burlington is at a new high of 123,194.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 126,100 -200 123,194 179
November 2016 126,300 -400 123,015 555
October 2016 126,700 -200 122,460 223
September 2016 126,900 200 122,237 -383
August 2016 126,700 700 122,620 -95
July 2016 126,000 600 122,715 245
June 2016 125,400 300 122,470 237
May 2016 125,100 -800 122,233 -445
April 2016 125,900 -300 122,678 292
March 2016 126,200 200 122,386 417
February 2016 126,000 -500 121,969 551
January 2016 126,500 800 121,418 -15