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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 410,200 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 450,134 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport added 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,483 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 410,200 +300 +1,200
CPS 450,134 -2,483 +5,747

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 420,500. Since then 10,300 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 384,300 in February 2010, Bridgeport has gained 25,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 456,696 for Bridgeport in December 2018. 6,562 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 410,200 300 450,134 -2,483
January 2019 409,900 -600 452,617 -4,079
December 2018 410,500 1,100 456,696 1,482
November 2018 409,400 1,200 455,214 6,518
October 2018 408,200 300 448,696 679
September 2018 407,900 1,300 448,017 2,478
August 2018 406,600 -900 445,539 -1,077
July 2018 407,500 -1,300 446,616 1,755
June 2018 408,800 600 444,861 -99
May 2018 408,200 500 444,960 936
April 2018 407,700 -200 444,024 -676
March 2018 407,900 -1,100 444,700 313