Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2017 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.2 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. From a post peak low of 3.0% in February 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Vermont 3.1% 0.0 -0.2

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Vermont Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Vermont peaked in May 2009 at 25,177. There are now 14,274 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 10,514 in February 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 389. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 10,903 +215 -450

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Vermont from 1990 to May 2017

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
May 2017 4.3% 3.1% 10,903
April 2017 4.4% 3.1% 10,688
March 2017 4.5% 3.0% 10,580
February 2017 4.7% 3.0% 10,514
January 2017 4.8% 3.1% 10,633
December 2016 4.7% 3.2% 10,894
November 2016 4.6% 3.2% 10,954
October 2016 4.8% 3.2% 11,030
September 2016 4.9% 3.2% 11,121
August 2016 4.9% 3.2% 11,216
July 2016 4.9% 3.3% 11,297
June 2016 4.9% 3.3% 11,345