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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 354,300 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 407,276 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport added 9,200 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,601 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 354,300 +9,200 -51,100
CPS 407,276 +2,601 -41,306

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 420,600. Since then 66,300 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 327,700 in April 2020, Bridgeport has gained 26,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 455,396 for Bridgeport in March 2020. 48,120 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 385,349, Bridgeport has added 21,927 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 354,300 9,200 407,276 2,601
June 2020 345,100 13,800 404,675 19,326
May 2020 331,300 3,600 385,349 -6,128
April 2020 327,700 -74,200 391,477 -63,919
March 2020 401,900 -4,500 455,396 2,548
February 2020 406,400 -1,500 452,848 358
January 2020 407,900 700 452,490 -1,285
December 2019 407,200 1,400 453,775 971
November 2019 405,800 200 452,804 1,110
October 2019 405,600 400 451,694 1,158
September 2019 405,200 800 450,536 1,066
August 2019 404,400 -1,000 449,470 888