Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 120,300 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 120,173 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 500 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 433 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 120,300 -500 +1,000
CPS 120,173 +433 +2,928

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 March 2019 at 127,800. Since then 7,500 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,700 in April 2020, Burlington has gained 17,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 128,812 for Burlington in February 2020. 8,639 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 113,745, Burlington has added 6,428 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 120,300 -500 120,173 433
February 2022 120,800 100 119,740 239
January 2022 120,700 1,300 119,501 308
December 2021 119,400 200 119,193 8
November 2021 119,200 200 119,185 1,898
October 2021 119,000 1,300 117,287 39
September 2021 117,700 -600 117,248 39
August 2021 118,300 -400 117,209 11
July 2021 118,700 800 117,198 -7
June 2021 117,900 -800 117,205 -13
May 2021 118,700 -600 117,218 4
April 2021 119,300 0 117,214 -31