Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2021 to 2.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Vermont peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 11.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% -0.4 -3.0
Vermont 2.9% -0.1 -1.7

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Vermont Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Vermont peaked in April 2020 at 52,219. There are now 43,148 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 8,951 in April 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 120. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 9,071 -582 -5,529

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Vermont from 1990 to September 2021

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8% 2.9% 9,071
August 2021 5.2% 3.0% 9,653
July 2021 5.4% 3.0% 9,625
June 2021 5.9% 3.1% 9,649
May 2021 5.8% 3.0% 9,512
April 2021 6.1% 2.9% 8,951
March 2021 6.0% 2.9% 9,160
February 2021 6.2% 3.0% 9,517
January 2021 6.3% 3.2% 10,109
December 2020 6.7% 3.5% 10,924
November 2020 6.7% 3.7% 11,596
October 2020 6.9% 4.0% 12,714