Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 111,000 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 112,103 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 1,600 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,015 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 111,000 +1,600 -15,500
CPS 112,103 -1,015 -10,972

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 15,900 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 97,800 in April 2020, Burlington has gained 13,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,010 for Burlington in June 2018. 11,907 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 106,393, Burlington has added 5,710 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 111,000 1,600 112,103 -1,015
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
November 2019 125,800 -700 122,608 -186
October 2019 126,500 200 122,794 -166
September 2019 126,300 -200 122,960 -115