Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2018 to 2.8%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 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 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Vermont 2.8% 0.0 -0.3

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Vermont Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Vermont peaked in May 2009 at 25,059. There are now 15,394 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 9,587 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 78. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 9,665 +64 -883

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Vermont from 1990 to May 2018

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
May 2018 3.8% 2.8% 9,665
April 2018 3.9% 2.8% 9,601
March 2018 4.1% 2.8% 9,587
February 2018 4.1% 2.8% 9,720
January 2018 4.1% 2.9% 9,883
December 2017 4.1% 2.9% 10,050
November 2017 4.1% 2.9% 10,042
October 2017 4.1% 2.9% 10,059
September 2017 4.2% 2.9% 10,142
August 2017 4.4% 3.0% 10,246
July 2017 4.3% 3.0% 10,357
June 2017 4.3% 3.0% 10,459