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Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Burlington fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Vermont rate. The unemployment rate in Burlington peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 12.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Burlington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Vermont 3.1% -0.1 +0.7
Burlington 2.6% -0.1 +0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 2020 at 18,493. There are now 15,384 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Burlington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Burlington, Vermont) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Burlington 3,109 -23 +693

Number of Unemployed Persons

Burlington, Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 3.1% 2.6% 3,109
October
2020
6.9% 3.2% 2.7% 3,132
September
2020
7.8% 4.3% 3.7% 4,294
August
2020
8.4% 4.8% 4.2% 5,005
July
2020
10.2% 8.3% 7.6% 9,262
June
2020
11.1% 9.5% 8.5% 10,551
May
2020
13.3% 12.8% 11.8% 14,579
April
2020
14.8% 16.5% 14.8% 18,493
March
2020
4.4% 3.1% 2.6% 3,212
February
2020
3.5% 2.4% 1.9% 2,415
January
2020
3.5% 2.4% 1.9% 2,428

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.