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Growing Sectors

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

From 1998 to 2016 Vermont went from having 330,000 jobs to over 435,000. The distribution of employment also changed, with gains in the number of jobs in healthcare and government, and professional jobs, losses in retail and manufacturing. This is a measure of jobs filled. There is no statewide measure of unfilled positions.

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Since 1998, Vermont’s real GDP (in chained 2009 dollars) has grown by over 44%. A significant shift in sector contributions to GDP also took place. This graph illustrates change over 15 years by sector to examine where Vermont is innovating and competing successfully, how VT trends relate to national trends, and where sectors are underperforming.