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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 411,700 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 452,535 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport added 700 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,307 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 411,700 +700 +3,500
CPS 452,535 +1,307 +1,003

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 8,800 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 384,300 in February 2010, Bridgeport has gained 27,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Bridgeport is at a new high of 452,535.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 411,700 700 452,535 1,307
September 2019 411,000 800 451,228 883
August 2019 410,200 700 450,345 621
July 2019 409,500 1,100 449,724 295
June 2019 408,400 -900 449,429 -457
May 2019 409,300 -1,200 449,886 -624
April 2019 410,500 500 450,510 -582
March 2019 410,000 300 451,092 -867
February 2019 409,700 -200 451,959 -310
January 2019 409,900 -600 452,269 544
December 2018 410,500 1,100 451,725 -113
November 2018 409,400 1,200 451,838 306