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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 374,900 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 392,547 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport added 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,112 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 374,900 +200 +36,700
CPS 392,547 +1,112 -8,864

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 422,300. Since then 47,400 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 330,400 in April 2020, Bridgeport has gained 44,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 451,491 for Bridgeport in December 2019. 58,944 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey. From a February 2021 low of 377,624, Bridgeport has added 14,923 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 374,900 200 392,547 1,112
April 2021 374,700 400 391,435 6,045
March 2021 374,300 1,500 385,390 7,766
February 2021 372,800 1,500 377,624 -29,431
January 2021 371,300 900 407,055 -153
December 2020 370,400 -600 407,208 -37
November 2020 371,000 300 407,245 36
October 2020 370,700 700 407,209 553
September 2020 370,000 4,000 406,656 947
August 2020 366,000 6,600 405,709 1,244
July 2020 359,400 8,700 404,465 1,500
June 2020 350,700 12,500 402,965 1,554