Department of Numbers

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Job Growth

There were 118,700 jobs in Burlington, Vermont in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,054 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 800 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 283 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,700 -800 +4,700
CPS 113,054 +283 -43

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 8,100 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,100 in April 2020, Burlington has gained 15,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,533 for Burlington in February 2020. 11,479 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 111,375, Burlington has added 1,679 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Burlington, Vermont Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 118,700 -800 113,054 283
July 2021 119,500 1,100 112,771 460
June 2021 118,400 200 112,311 -1,152
May 2021 118,200 600 113,463 433
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