Overall unemployment rate moved up to 1.9% with the biggest shift in Construction, Mining, which gained 700 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Burlington-South Burlington, VT market rose by 543 jobs in April and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 1.9%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Burlington-South Burlington, VT unemployment rate is 144 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 160 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 7.3% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Burlington-South Burlington, VT Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.0% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 22,200; -200
  • Government: 22,000; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 21,200; no change
  • Business Services: 15,900; +500
  • Manufacturing: 12,300; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 10,800; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 5,800; +700
  • Financial Services: 4,500; no change
  • Other Jobs: 4,000; no change
  • IT & Development: 2,200; +100
Burlington-South Burlington, VT Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.