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Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Burlington fell 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Vermont rate. The unemployment rate in Burlington peaked in April 2009 at 6.0% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Burlington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Vermont 2.8% -0.1 -0.1
Burlington 2.0% -0.3 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 4,666 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Burlington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Burlington, Vermont) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Burlington 2,515 -334 -399

Number of Unemployed Persons

Burlington, Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.0% 2,515
September
2018
3.7% 2.9% 2.3% 2,849
August
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.3% 2,839
July
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.3% 2,847
June
2018
4.0% 2.8% 2.3% 2,934
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.3% 2,892
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.3% 2,919
March
2018
4.1% 2.8% 2.2% 2,754
February
2018
4.1% 2.8% 2.2% 2,822
January
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.2% 2,712
December
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.3% 2,815

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.