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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

From 1998 to 2014 Vermont’s GDP grew nearly 35%. A signficant 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.