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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 392,600 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 439,339 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport lost 2,100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,508 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 392,600 -2,100 +10,500
CPS 439,339 +1,508 +21,948

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 29,700 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 330,400 in April 2020, Bridgeport has gained 62,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 460,861 for Bridgeport in December 2019. 21,522 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 403,967, Bridgeport has added 35,372 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 392,600 -2,100 439,339 1,508
March 2022 394,700 -800 437,831 2,912
February 2022 395,500 4,000 434,919 2,061
January 2022 391,500 2,000 432,858 2,148
December 2021 389,500 -1,800 430,710 -279
November 2021 391,300 -1,500 430,989 87
October 2021 392,800 6,200 430,902 1,500
September 2021 386,600 -2,200 429,402 2,124
August 2021 388,800 -800 427,278 2,445
July 2021 389,600 5,300 424,833 2,656
June 2021 384,300 1,300 422,177 2,490
May 2021 383,000 900 419,687 2,296