Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2016 to 3.3%. 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 3.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in May 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% 0.0 -0.2
Vermont 3.3% +0.1 -0.4

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 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 13,731 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 10,789 in May 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 657. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 11,446 +220 -1,224

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
August 2016 4.9% 3.3% 11,446
July 2016 4.9% 3.2% 11,226
June 2016 4.9% 3.2% 11,008
May 2016 4.7% 3.1% 10,789
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