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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 408,000 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 444,367 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport lost 1,100 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,061 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 408,000 -1,100 -3,600
CPS 444,367 +1,061 +4,607

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 14,400 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 384,300 in February 2010, Bridgeport has gained 23,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 447,009 for Bridgeport in July 2016. 2,642 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey. From a October 2016 low of 443,306, Bridgeport has added 1,061 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 408,000 -1,100 444,367 1,061
October 2016 409,100 -4,000 443,306 -2,089
September 2016 413,100 -3,300 445,395 -826
August 2016 416,400 1,100 446,221 -788
July 2016 415,300 800 447,009 2,793
June 2016 414,500 3,200 444,216 350
May 2016 411,300 -2,100 443,866 -755
April 2016 413,400 500 444,621 861
March 2016 412,900 2,000 443,760 1,478
February 2016 410,900 1,400 442,282 1,254
January 2016 409,500 -2,300 441,028 670
December 2015 411,800 200 440,358 598