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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 396,600 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 446,228 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport lost 2,600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 778 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 396,600 -2,600 +10,000
CPS 446,228 +778 +16,826

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 25,700 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 330,400 in April 2020, Bridgeport has gained 66,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 460,861 for Bridgeport in December 2019. 14,633 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 403,967, Bridgeport has added 42,261 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 396,600 -2,600 446,228 778
August 2022 399,200 5,700 445,450 788
July 2022 393,500 1,300 444,662 947
June 2022 392,200 -600 443,715 2,123
May 2022 392,800 0 441,592 2,182
April 2022 392,800 -1,900 439,410 1,579
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