Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 123,400 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,555 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 666 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,400 -400 -1,400
CPS 122,555 +666 +578

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 2016 at 126,000. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,945 for Burlington in April 2018. 1,390 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 121,889, Burlington has added 666 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 123,400 -400 122,555 666
September 2018 123,800 200 121,889 -517
August 2018 123,600 -400 122,406 -623
July 2018 124,000 -100 123,029 -564
June 2018 124,100 -400 123,593 -339
May 2018 124,500 -200 123,932 -13
April 2018 124,700 500 123,945 410
March 2018 124,200 400 123,535 740
February 2018 123,800 -100 122,795 792
January 2018 123,900 100 122,003 251
December 2017 123,800 -500 121,752 -143
November 2017 124,300 -500 121,895 -82