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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 408,900 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 446,551 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport lost 900 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 342 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 408,900 -900 -2,100
CPS 446,551 +342 +4,269

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bridgeport as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Bridgeport, Connecticut

CES employment for Bridgeport peaked in September 2000 at 422,400. Since then 13,500 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 384,500 in February 2010, Bridgeport has gained 24,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 447,009 for Bridgeport in July 2016. 458 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey. From a October 2016 low of 443,306, Bridgeport has added 3,245 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 408,900 -900 446,551 342
January 2017 409,800 2,200 446,209 -393
December 2016 407,600 -700 446,602 2,362
November 2016 408,300 -500 444,240 934
October 2016 408,800 -2,400 443,306 -2,089
September 2016 411,200 -500 445,395 -826
August 2016 411,700 200 446,221 -788
July 2016 411,500 300 447,009 2,793
June 2016 411,200 1,400 444,216 350
May 2016 409,800 -800 443,866 -755
April 2016 410,600 -700 444,621 861
March 2016 411,300 300 443,760 1,478