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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bridgeport rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Bridgeport peaked in October 2010 at 8.9% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Bridgeport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Connecticut 4.6% +0.1 +0.1
Bridgeport 4.8% +0.2 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bridgeport, Connecticut, National

Bridgeport, Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bridgeport peaked in December 2010 at 41,522. There are now 19,152 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 19,691 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,679. Bridgeport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Bridgeport 22,370 +933 +1,938

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 4.8% 22,370
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 21,437
September
2017
4.2% 4.6% 4.2% 19,691
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 4.3% 20,285
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.7% 22,299
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.0% 23,870
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.9% 23,112
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.8% 22,535
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.8% 22,611
February
2017
4.7% 4.7% 5.0% 23,531
January
2017
4.8% 4.5% 4.8% 22,660

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.