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Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Burlington fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 1.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Vermont rate. The unemployment rate in Burlington peaked in April 2009 at 6.0% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Burlington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Vermont 2.4% -0.1 -0.3
Burlington 1.8% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Burlington, Vermont, National

Burlington, Vermont monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Burlington, Vermont Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Burlington peaked in April 2009 at 7,181. There are now 4,854 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Burlington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Burlington, Vermont) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Burlington 2,327 -102 -495

Number of Unemployed Persons

Burlington, Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.3%
February
2019
3.8% 2.4% 1.8% 2,327
January
2019
4.0% 2.5% 1.9% 2,429
December
2018
3.9% 2.6% 2.1% 2,670
November
2018
3.7% 2.6% 2.0% 2,545
October
2018
3.8% 2.6% 2.0% 2,515
September
2018
3.7% 2.6% 2.3% 2,849
August
2018
3.8% 2.6% 2.3% 2,839
July
2018
3.9% 2.7% 2.3% 2,847
June
2018
4.0% 2.7% 2.3% 2,934
May
2018
3.8% 2.7% 2.3% 2,892
April
2018
3.9% 2.7% 2.3% 2,919

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.