Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2017 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.7 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 January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
Vermont 3.1% -0.1 -0.2

Note: All comparisons are made with January data as February state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 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 14,543 fewer people unemployed in the state. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 10,634 -260 -774

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
February 2017 4.7%
January 2017 4.8% 3.1% 10,634
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
May 2016 4.7% 3.3% 11,353
April 2016 5.0% 3.3% 11,336
March 2016 5.0% 3.3% 11,320