Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 128,000 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 124,895 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 225 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 128,000 +200 +2,600
CPS 124,895 -225 +1,923

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Burlington, Vermont Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Burlington 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 for Burlington, Vermont

CES employment for Burlington peaked in July 2019 at 128,699. Since then 699 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 127,800 in September 2019, Burlington has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 125,595 for Burlington in July 2019. 700 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 128,000 200 124,895 -225
September 2019 127,800 -600 125,120 -388
August 2019 128,400 -299 125,508 -87
July 2019 128,699 500 125,595 291
June 2019 128,199 1,399 125,304 579
May 2019 126,800 600 124,725 559
April 2019 126,200 -100 124,166 529
March 2019 126,300 0 123,637 323
February 2019 126,300 1,100 123,314 283
January 2019 125,200 -700 123,031 101
December 2018 125,900 200 122,930 14
November 2018 125,700 300 122,916 -56