Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 3.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Vermont peaked in April 2020 at 16.5% and is now 13.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Vermont 3.1% -0.1 +0.7

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

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Vermont Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Vermont peaked in April 2020 at 57,905. There are now 47,932 fewer people unemployed in the state. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 9,973 -248 +1,710

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Vermont from 1990 to November 2020

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 3.1% 9,973
October 2020 6.9% 3.2% 10,221
September 2020 7.8% 4.3% 13,835
August 2020 8.4% 4.8% 15,439
July 2020 10.2% 8.3% 28,186
June 2020 11.1% 9.5% 32,452
May 2020 13.3% 12.8% 44,150
April 2020 14.8% 16.5% 57,905
March 2020 4.4% 3.1% 10,523
February 2020 3.5% 2.4% 8,195
January 2020 3.5% 2.4% 8,305