Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 116,100 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 112,606 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 201 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,100 -200 -10,200
CPS 112,606 -201 -9,732

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 10,700 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,100 in April 2020, Burlington has gained 13,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,010 for Burlington in June 2018. 11,404 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 106,393, Burlington has added 6,213 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 116,100 -200 112,606 -201
January 2021 116,300 100 112,807 -2,034
December 2020 116,200 -200 114,841 -259
November 2020 116,400 700 115,100 1,528
October 2020 115,700 800 113,572 945
September 2020 114,900 900 112,627 -268
August 2020 114,000 1,800 112,895 -223
July 2020 112,200 1,700 113,118 -128
June 2020 110,500 2,800 113,246 4,495
May 2020 107,700 4,600 108,751 2,358
April 2020 103,100 -21,200 106,393 -15,773
March 2020 124,300 -2,000 122,166 -172