Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 118,100 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,446 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 500 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 416 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,100 +500 +10,400
CPS 113,446 +416 +1,504

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 126,800. Since then 8,700 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,100 in April 2020, Burlington has gained 15,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,533 for Burlington in February 2020. 11,087 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 111,375, Burlington has added 2,071 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 118,100 500 113,446 416
April 2021 117,600 -200 113,030 115
March 2021 117,800 1,500 112,915 -91
February 2021 116,300 0 113,006 -208
January 2021 116,300 100 113,214 -163
December 2020 116,200 -200 113,377 13
November 2020 116,400 700 113,364 8
October 2020 115,700 800 113,356 78
September 2020 114,900 900 113,278 181
August 2020 114,000 1,800 113,097 282
July 2020 112,200 1,700 112,815 401
June 2020 110,500 2,800 112,414 472