Department of Numbers

Vermont Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Vermont fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 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 12.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Vermont unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Vermont 2.1% 0.0 -1.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Vermont, National

Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 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 44,963 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 6,989 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 219. Vermont job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Vermont 7,208 +213 -3,208

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 2.1% 7,208
August 2022 3.7% 2.1% 6,995
July 2022 3.5% 2.1% 6,989
June 2022 3.6% 2.2% 7,245
May 2022 3.6% 2.3% 7,559
April 2022 3.6% 2.5% 8,208
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