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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 412,800 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 452,887 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport added 3,700 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,071 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 412,800 +3,700 +3,000
CPS 452,887 +2,071 +8,436

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 9,600 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 384,500 in February 2010, Bridgeport has gained 28,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in May 2017 for Bridgeport is at a new high of 452,887.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 412,800 3,700 452,887 2,071
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
November 2016 408,300 -500 444,334 709
October 2016 408,800 -2,400 443,625 17
September 2016 411,200 -500 443,608 -6
August 2016 411,700 200 443,614 -13
July 2016 411,500 300 443,627 -346
June 2016 411,200 1,400 443,973 -478