Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 124,800 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,728 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 124,800 -600 +600
CPS 122,728 +308 +1,568

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 1,100 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 124,200 in November 2016, Burlington has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,415 for Burlington in March 2017. 687 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a June 2017 low of 121,985, Burlington has added 743 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 124,800 -600 122,728 308
October 2017 125,400 -500 122,420 -101
September 2017 125,900 1,300 122,521 48
August 2017 124,600 -100 122,473 261
July 2017 124,700 -500 122,212 227
June 2017 125,200 300 121,985 -333
May 2017 124,900 0 122,318 -771
April 2017 124,900 300 123,089 -326
March 2017 124,600 300 123,415 349
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