Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2016 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Vermont peaked in May 2009 at 7.0% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Vermont 3.1% -0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Vermont Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Vermont peaked in May 2009 at 25,177. There are now 14,390 fewer people unemployed in the state. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 10,787 -199 -1,825

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Vermont from 1990 to May 2016

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
May 2016 4.7% 3.1% 10,787
April 2016 5.0% 3.2% 10,986
March 2016 5.0% 3.3% 11,460
February 2016 4.9% 3.4% 11,604
January 2016 4.9% 3.4% 11,768
December 2015 5.0% 3.5% 12,082
November 2015 5.0% 3.6% 12,247
October 2015 5.0% 3.6% 12,417
September 2015 5.1% 3.7% 12,569
August 2015 5.1% 3.7% 12,670
July 2015 5.3% 3.7% 12,700
June 2015 5.3% 3.7% 12,664