Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 319,000 jobs in Vermont in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 340,523 employed persons for the month. Vermont added 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 27 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 319,000 +200 +2,800
CPS 340,523 +27 +3,660

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 in July 2019 for Vermont is at a new high of 319,000.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,135 in April 2006. 3,612 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 331,510, Vermont has added 9,013 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 319,000 200 340,523 27
June 2019 318,800 500 340,496 767
May 2019 318,300 0 339,729 959
April 2019 318,300 1,400 338,770 899
March 2019 316,900 -200 337,871 486
February 2019 317,100 1,700 337,385 548
January 2019 315,400 -1,200 336,837 309
December 2018 316,600 -300 336,528 8
November 2018 316,900 200 336,520 -45
October 2018 316,700 2,400 336,565 -103
September 2018 314,300 -3,100 336,668 -87
August 2018 317,400 1,200 336,755 -108