Vermont Employment Statistics

  • 25,687 employers
  • 310,144 employees
  • $916 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 16.8% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 18.7% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Vermont Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 1,054 more businesses
  • 17,738 more employees
  • 6.1% increase in total wages
  • $8,861 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 22.9% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Vermont Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Chittenden County Vermont, 6,626
County with the Most Employees: Chittenden County Vermont, 85,637
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Chittenden County Vermont, $993
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Orleans County Vermont, 5.2%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Vermont, see: Vermont Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Vermont see:Vermont Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 340,523 employed workers
  • 7,267 unemployed workers
  • 2.1% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Vermont, see: Vermont Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 26,065 employers, up 1.9% from 25,580
  • 309,328 employees, up 0.2% from 308,762
  • $929 average weekly wage, up 2.7% from $905
  • The average weekly wage is 15.2% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 14.5% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Vermont, see: Vermont Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

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.