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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 410,300 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 450,463 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport added 300 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 629 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 410,300 +300 +2,600
CPS 450,463 -629 +6,090

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 10,200 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 384,300 in February 2010, Bridgeport has gained 26,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 452,269 for Bridgeport in January 2019. 1,806 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 410,300 300 450,463 -629
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
October 2018 408,200 300 451,532 1,389
September 2018 407,900 1,300 450,143 1,647
August 2018 406,600 -900 448,496 1,453
July 2018 407,500 -1,300 447,043 1,130
June 2018 408,800 600 445,913 757
May 2018 408,200 500 445,156 783