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Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Burlington fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.0%. 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 11.9% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Burlington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Vermont 2.5% -0.1 -1.2
Burlington 2.0% -0.2 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 April 2020 at 15,595. There are now 13,092 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Burlington 2,503 -155 -1,411

Number of Unemployed Persons

Burlington, Vermont Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Vermont
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.0% 2,503
March
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.2% 2,658
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 2.4% 2,892
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 2.5% 3,031
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.5% 3,070
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.5% 3,066
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.6% 3,081
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 2.6% 3,169
August
2021
5.2% 3.2% 2.7% 3,288
July
2021
5.4% 3.3% 2.8% 3,438
June
2021
5.9% 3.5% 3.0% 3,606

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.