Vermont is bordered on all sides by some noteworthy neighbors: Quebec, Canada, to the north; Massachusetts to the south; New York to the east; and New Hampshire to the west. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the state had a total population of approximately 624,000 in July 2017. As of May 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the state had an average hourly wage of $23.48 for all occupations. The civilian labor force totaled 348,000 as of April 2018 with an unemployment rate of 2.8%. Top employment industries were education and health services, government, and trade, transportation, and utilities.
According to America's Career Info Net, these were the top-ten employers in the state as of 2018. One of the largest of these is IBM, which employs about 5,400 workers at its Essex Junction facility.
- University of VT Medical Center
- Jay Peak Resort
- Killington Grand Resort
- Mt Snow Resort
- Okemo Mountain Resort
- Uvm Medical Center
- Rutland Regional Physician Group
- Rutland Regional Medical Center
- Grand Summit Resort Hotel
Per America's Career Info Net, the fastest growing occupations in Vermont are listed as follows. These occupations can expect 25%-65% growth during the 2014-2024 decade.
- Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Operations Research Analysts
- Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
- Industrial Machinery Mechanics
- Food Batchmakers
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Slaughterers and Meat Packers
- Software Developers, Systems Software
- Dental Laboratory Technicians
- Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders