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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 411,000 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 445,659 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport lost 900 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 992 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 411,000 -900 +2,700
CPS 445,659 -992 +1,325

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 11,400 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 384,500 in February 2010, Bridgeport has gained 26,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 453,503 for Bridgeport in June 2017. 7,844 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 411,000 -900 445,659 -992
October 2017 411,900 -600 446,651 -2,651
September 2017 412,500 1,300 449,302 16
August 2017 411,200 -200 449,286 -4,008
July 2017 411,400 -1,300 453,294 -209
June 2017 412,700 300 453,503 538
May 2017 412,400 3,300 452,965 2,149
April 2017 409,100 800 450,816 2,455
March 2017 408,300 -1,300 448,361 1,578
February 2017 409,600 -200 446,783 1,116
January 2017 409,800 2,200 445,667 279
December 2016 407,600 -700 445,388 1,054