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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 407,900 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 444,484 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport added 1,400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 976 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 407,900 +1,400 -400
CPS 444,484 +976 -2,299

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 14,500 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 384,500 in February 2010, Bridgeport has gained 23,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 453,503 for Bridgeport in June 2017. 9,019 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 443,508, Bridgeport has added 976 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 407,900 1,400 444,484 976
January 2018 406,500 900 443,508 -2,826
December 2017 405,600 400 446,334 -89
November 2017 405,200 500 446,423 -228
October 2017 404,700 -2,000 446,651 -2,651
September 2017 406,700 100 449,302 16
August 2017 406,600 -400 449,286 -4,008
July 2017 407,000 -1,000 453,294 -209
June 2017 408,000 1,300 453,503 538
May 2017 406,700 -800 452,965 2,149
April 2017 407,500 -100 450,816 2,455
March 2017 407,600 -700 448,361 1,578