Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2019 to 2.5%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Vermont peaked in April 2009 at 6.9% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.0% +0.1 -0.1
Vermont 2.5% -0.1 -0.2

Note: All comparisons are made with January data as February state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Vermont Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Vermont peaked in May 2009 at 25,059. There are now 16,268 fewer people unemployed in the state. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 8,791 -252 -744

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Vermont from 1990 to January 2019

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
February 2019 3.8%
January 2019 4.0% 2.5% 8,791
December 2018 3.9% 2.6% 9,043
November 2018 3.7% 2.6% 9,031
October 2018 3.8% 2.6% 9,022
September 2018 3.7% 2.6% 9,051
August 2018 3.8% 2.6% 9,109
July 2018 3.9% 2.7% 9,186
June 2018 4.0% 2.7% 9,262
May 2018 3.8% 2.7% 9,320
April 2018 3.9% 2.7% 9,362
March 2018 4.0% 2.7% 9,402