Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 314,600 jobs in Vermont in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 339,187 employed persons for the month. Vermont lost 500 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 764 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 314,600 -500 +1,400
CPS 339,187 +764 +5,173

Vermont Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Vermont as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Vermont

CES employment peaked in July 2016 for Vermont at 316,000. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 313,200 in May 2017, Vermont has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,135 in April 2006. 4,948 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 331,320, Vermont has added 7,867 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 314,600 -500 339,187 764
April 2018 315,100 600 338,423 1,047
March 2018 314,500 500 337,376 1,173
February 2018 314,000 -200 336,203 970
January 2018 314,200 700 335,233 413
December 2017 313,500 -1,000 334,820 -33
November 2017 314,500 -500 334,853 -33
October 2017 315,000 600 334,886 96
September 2017 314,400 -300 334,790 183
August 2017 314,700 200 334,607 193
July 2017 314,500 -900 334,414 242
June 2017 315,400 2,200 334,172 158