Vermont Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 15,442 employed workers
  • 308,908 unemployed workers
  • 4.8% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Vermont is 282,000, which is 3,700 greater than last month, an increase of 1.33%. The total employment a year ago was 317,900, which is -35,900 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 11.29% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 278 from 278.

The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in Vermont. There are 62,700 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 61,800 employees last month, an increase of 900 (1.46%). Last year the sector had 66,300 employees last year, a decrease of 3,600 (5.43%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 8.3% to this months' 4.8%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 2.1%, 2.7% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 324,350, which is 4.4% lower than last months 339,162 and is 4.3% lower than last months 347,131. The total number of unemployed in Vermont is 308,908 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 310,976 and 339,718 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Vermont:

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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.