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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 408,900 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 448,650 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 633 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 408,900 -100 +4,200
CPS 448,650 +633 +2,860

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 422,400. Since then 13,500 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 384,500 in February 2010, Bridgeport has gained 24,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 452,151 for Bridgeport in March 2017. 3,501 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 443,065, Bridgeport has added 5,585 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 408,900 -100 448,650 633
September 2018 409,000 0 448,017 2,478
August 2018 409,000 1,800 445,539 -1,077
July 2018 407,200 -600 446,616 1,755
June 2018 407,800 2,200 444,861 -99
May 2018 405,600 -600 444,960 936
April 2018 406,200 -500 444,024 -676
March 2018 406,700 -1,000 444,700 313
February 2018 407,700 1,200 444,387 1,322
January 2018 406,500 900 443,065 -2,557
December 2017 405,600 400 445,622 86
November 2017 405,200 500 445,536 -254