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Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Burlington fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Vermont rate. The unemployment rate in Burlington peaked in April 2009 at 6.0% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in July 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Burlington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Vermont 2.9% 0.0 -0.3
Burlington 2.3% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Burlington, Vermont, National

Burlington, Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Burlington, Vermont Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Burlington peaked in April 2009 at 7,181. There are now 4,260 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,756 in July 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 165. Burlington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Burlington, Vermont) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Burlington 2,921 +23 -244

Number of Unemployed Persons

Burlington, Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.3% 2,921
October
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.3% 2,898
September
2017
4.2% 2.9% 2.3% 2,863
August
2017
4.4% 3.0% 2.4% 3,053
July
2017
4.3% 3.1% 2.2% 2,756
June
2017
4.3% 3.2% 2.3% 2,817
May
2017
4.3% 3.2% 2.5% 3,189
April
2017
4.4% 3.1% 2.5% 3,176
March
2017
4.5% 3.0% 2.5% 3,194
February
2017
4.7% 3.0% 2.4% 3,032
January
2017
4.8% 3.1% 2.3% 2,878

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.