Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 124,000 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,748 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 492 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 124,000 +100 -1,200
CPS 122,748 +492 -318

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 2,000 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 123,800 in December 2017, Burlington has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,415 for Burlington in March 2017. 667 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a June 2017 low of 121,985, Burlington has added 763 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 124,000 100 122,748 492
January 2018 123,900 100 122,256 -663
December 2017 123,800 -500 122,919 127
November 2017 124,300 -500 122,792 372
October 2017 124,800 -500 122,420 -101
September 2017 125,300 200 122,521 48
August 2017 125,100 -200 122,473 261
July 2017 125,300 -300 122,212 227
June 2017 125,600 600 121,985 -333
May 2017 125,000 -300 122,318 -771
April 2017 125,300 200 123,089 -326
March 2017 125,100 -100 123,415 349