Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2017 to 2.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.3 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 4.1 percentage points lower. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.2 -0.7
Vermont 2.9% -0.1 -0.3

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 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 15,048 fewer people unemployed in the state. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 10,129 -318 -992

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
September 2017 4.2% 2.9% 10,129
August 2017 4.4% 3.0% 10,447
July 2017 4.3% 3.1% 10,638
June 2017 4.4% 3.2% 10,901
May 2017 4.3% 3.2% 10,955
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