Vermont Employment Data 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%



Addison County Vermont

Total Businesses1,3385.5% of state total
Total Employment13,0115.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$89499.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services19314.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,95115.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction594.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7535.8% of county employees



Bennington County Vermont

Total Businesses1,4766.1% of state total
Total Employment14,8475.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79989.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade22515.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,95919.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places825.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,0917.3% of county employees



Caledonia County Vermont

Total Businesses9163.8% of state total
Total Employment8,6263.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75884.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade14215.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,78020.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places475.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5826.7% of county employees



Chittenden County Vermont

Total Businesses6,62627.4% of state total
Total Employment85,63733.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$993110.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,26719.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare16,42619.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Computer systems design and related services3785.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,2857.3% of county employees



Essex County Vermont

Total Businesses1360.6% of state total
Total Employment7040.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62169.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1712.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing14120.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Logging64.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels142.0% of county employees



Franklin County Vermont

Total Businesses1,1644.8% of state total
Total Employment13,2635.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81691.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade17114.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,59619.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places615.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7395.6% of county employees



Grand Isle County Vermont

Total Businesses2160.9% of state total
Total Employment8890.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65973.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3918.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade18120.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction146.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores9010.1% of county employees



Lamoille County Vermont

Total Businesses1,0844.5% of state total
Total Employment10,3754.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72680.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction15214.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services3,52033.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places645.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels2,44123.5% of county employees



Orange County Vermont

Total Businesses7813.2% of state total
Total Employment5,8302.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76385.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction13817.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,43024.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction445.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2965.1% of county employees



Orleans County Vermont

Total Businesses8493.5% of state total
Total Employment8,9083.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68376.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction13816.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,67418.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction435.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4294.8% of county employees



Rutland County Vermont

Total Businesses2,2629.3% of state total
Total Employment23,0269.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81691.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade35815.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare4,76020.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1265.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,7577.6% of county employees



Washington County Vermont

Total Businesses2,42410.0% of state total
Total Employment25,4659.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$937104.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services40416.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare4,55617.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Computer systems design and related services1104.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,9477.6% of county employees



Windham County Vermont

Total Businesses1,8447.6% of state total
Total Employment19,0907.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79188.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction22712.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services3,40117.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1186.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels1,8349.6% of county employees



Windsor County Vermont

Total Businesses2,1889.0% of state total
Total Employment18,3987.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80689.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction29213.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services3,19617.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1084.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,3907.6% of county employees






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