Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 126,300 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 123,812 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 1,100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 867 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 126,300 +1,100 +200
CPS 123,812 +867 +1,017

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 January 2017 at 126,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 124,300 in January 2018, Burlington has gained 2,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,945 for Burlington in April 2018. 133 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 121,889, Burlington has added 1,923 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 126,300 1,100 123,812 867
January 2019 125,200 -700 122,945 946
December 2018 125,900 200 121,999 -37
November 2018 125,700 300 122,036 60
October 2018 125,400 -300 121,976 87
September 2018 125,700 -700 121,889 -517
August 2018 126,400 100 122,406 -623
July 2018 126,300 1,100 123,029 -564
June 2018 125,200 -100 123,593 -339
May 2018 125,300 -300 123,932 -13
April 2018 125,600 200 123,945 410
March 2018 125,400 -700 123,535 740