Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 2.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.6 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 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Vermont 2.1% 0.0 -0.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 17,792 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 7,246 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 21. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 7,267 +21 -1,919

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
August 2019 3.7%
July 2019 3.7% 2.1% 7,267
June 2019 3.7% 2.1% 7,246
May 2019 3.6% 2.1% 7,328
April 2019 3.6% 2.2% 7,579
March 2019 3.8% 2.3% 7,973
February 2019 3.8% 2.4% 8,436
January 2019 4.0% 2.5% 8,804
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