Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 313,900 jobs in Vermont in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 332,250 employed persons for the month. Vermont lost 1,200 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 241 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 313,900 -1,200 -1,400
CPS 332,250 -241 -3,731

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 March 2019 for Vermont at 318,800. Since then 4,900 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,135 in April 2006. 11,885 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 331,636, Vermont has added 614 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 313,900 -1,200 332,250 -241
December 2019 315,100 -300 332,491 73
November 2019 315,400 -700 332,418 -4
October 2019 316,100 700 332,422 -287
September 2019 315,400 -500 332,709 -453
August 2019 315,900 -900 333,162 -619
July 2019 316,800 500 333,781 -618
June 2019 316,300 700 334,399 -571
May 2019 315,600 -1,200 334,970 -475
April 2019 316,800 -2,000 335,445 -327
March 2019 318,800 1,800 335,772 -166
February 2019 317,000 1,700 335,938 -43