Department of Numbers

Vermont Job Growth

There were 315,400 jobs in Vermont in January 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 336,851 employed persons for the month. Vermont lost 1,200 jobs in January 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 323 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Vermont job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 315,400 -1,200 +2,000
CPS 336,851 +323 -422

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 June 2017 for Vermont at 317,600. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Vermont according to the employer survey. From a trough of 313,400 in January 2018, Vermont has gained 2,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Vermont reached a maximum of 344,135 in April 2006. 7,284 jobs have been lost in Vermont since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 331,510, Vermont has added 5,341 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2019

Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2019 315,400 -1,200 336,851 323
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
July 2018 316,200 1,500 336,863 -57
June 2018 314,700 600 336,920 -67
May 2018 314,100 -200 336,987 -81
April 2018 314,300 -1,200 337,068 -86
March 2018 315,500 100 337,154 -78
February 2018 315,400 2,000 337,232 -41