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Industry Mix

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis 2016

This shows the GDP contribution for each of Vermont’s industry sectors, including private sector and government as well as farming, benchmarked to US GDP.

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Vermont was affected by a slight drop in GDP per worker from 2013 to 2014, from $70,253 to $69,611. The nation also fell slightly to $92,671. Gains in sectors like farming, finance and mining were offset by losses in utilities, construction and manufacturing.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

This illustrates Vermont’s employment share relative to national levels (where the 1 value line is set). The differences highlight the state’s rural and educational assets, and specialization in manufacturing and tourism. Vermont’s biggest gains from 2013-2014 were in farm and forestry employment, relative to national averages.