Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 286,900 jobs in Vermont in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 303,681 employed persons for the month. Vermont lost 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 840 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 286,900 -500 -27,600
CPS 303,681 -840 -30,589

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 318,500. Since then 31,600 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 251,000 in April 2020, Vermont has gained 35,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 342,892 in October 2006. 39,211 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 301,638, Vermont has added 2,043 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 286,900 -500 303,681 -840
January 2021 287,400 1,300 304,521 -705
December 2020 286,100 -1,000 305,226 -160
November 2020 287,100 400 305,386 -269
October 2020 286,700 -1,100 305,655 66
September 2020 287,800 6,100 305,589 548
August 2020 281,700 4,500 305,041 1,021
July 2020 277,200 4,400 304,020 1,214
June 2020 272,800 6,300 302,806 883
May 2020 266,500 15,500 301,923 285
April 2020 251,000 -61,400 301,638 -31,833
March 2020 312,400 -2,100 333,471 -799