Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 288,200 jobs in Vermont in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 312,954 employed persons for the month. Vermont added 1,700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,115 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 288,200 +1,700 -27,200
CPS 312,954 +2,115 -19,464

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 30,600 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 245,800 in April 2020, Vermont has gained 42,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,135 in April 2006. 31,181 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 293,039, Vermont has added 19,915 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 288,200 1,700 312,954 2,115
October 2020 286,500 500 310,839 1,723
September 2020 286,000 3,800 309,116 269
August 2020 282,200 3,900 308,847 -2,129
July 2020 278,300 4,400 310,976 1,837
June 2020 273,900 11,600 309,139 9,451
May 2020 262,300 16,500 299,688 6,649
April 2020 245,800 -63,600 293,039 -37,045
March 2020 309,400 -4,600 330,084 -1,863
February 2020 314,000 -200 331,947 -286
January 2020 314,200 -900 332,233 -258
December 2019 315,100 -300 332,491 73