Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.5%. The state unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Vermont peaked in April 2020 at 14.3% and is now 11.8 percentage points lower. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Vermont 2.5% -0.1 -1.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Vermont Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Vermont peaked in April 2020 at 52,171. There are now 43,961 fewer people unemployed in the state. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 8,210 -571 -4,040

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Vermont from 1990 to April 2022

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 2.5% 8,210
March 2022 3.6% 2.6% 8,781
February 2022 3.8% 2.9% 9,527
January 2022 4.0% 3.0% 9,943
December 2021 3.9% 3.1% 10,109
November 2021 4.2% 3.1% 10,131
October 2021 4.6% 3.1% 10,196
September 2021 4.7% 3.2% 10,416
August 2021 5.2% 3.2% 10,663
July 2021 5.4% 3.3% 10,981
June 2021 5.9% 3.5% 11,379