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Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Burlington fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 1.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 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 April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Vermont 2.2% -0.1 -0.5
Burlington 1.8% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 May 2009 at 7,175. There are now 4,925 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Burlington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Burlington, Vermont) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Burlington 2,250 -101 -491

Number of Unemployed Persons

Burlington, Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 2.2% 1.8% 2,250
March
2019
3.8% 2.3% 1.9% 2,351
February
2019
3.8% 2.4% 2.0% 2,467
January
2019
4.0% 2.5% 2.0% 2,569
December
2018
3.9% 2.6% 2.1% 2,654
November
2018
3.7% 2.6% 2.1% 2,652
October
2018
3.8% 2.6% 2.1% 2,649
September
2018
3.7% 2.6% 2.1% 2,656
August
2018
3.8% 2.6% 2.1% 2,669
July
2018
3.9% 2.7% 2.1% 2,688
June
2018
4.0% 2.7% 2.1% 2,709

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.