Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 114,700 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,141 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 2,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,569 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 114,700 +2,100 -11,100
CPS 115,141 +1,569 -7,467

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 February 2019 at 126,900. Since then 12,200 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 97,800 in April 2020, Burlington has gained 16,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,010 for Burlington in June 2018. 8,869 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 106,393, Burlington has added 8,748 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 114,700 2,100 115,141 1,569
October 2020 112,600 600 113,572 945
September 2020 112,000 1,300 112,627 -268
August 2020 110,700 1,300 112,895 -223
July 2020 109,400 2,000 113,118 -128
June 2020 107,400 5,000 113,246 4,495
May 2020 102,400 4,600 108,751 2,358
April 2020 97,800 -27,200 106,393 -15,773
March 2020 125,000 -300 122,166 -172
February 2020 125,300 400 122,338 -213
January 2020 124,900 -400 122,551 130
December 2019 125,300 -500 122,421 -187