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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 367,900 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 415,166 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport lost 900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 272 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 367,900 -900 -37,900
CPS 415,166 -272 -37,638

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 420,600. Since then 52,700 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 327,700 in April 2020, Bridgeport has gained 40,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 455,396 for Bridgeport in March 2020. 40,230 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 385,349, Bridgeport has added 29,817 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 367,900 -900 415,166 -272
October 2020 368,800 2,300 415,438 -4,355
September 2020 366,500 7,200 419,793 12,141
August 2020 359,300 4,700 407,652 -53
July 2020 354,600 9,500 407,705 3,030
June 2020 345,100 13,800 404,675 19,326
May 2020 331,300 3,600 385,349 -6,128
April 2020 327,700 -74,200 391,477 -63,919
March 2020 401,900 -4,500 455,396 2,548
February 2020 406,400 -1,500 452,848 358
January 2020 407,900 700 452,490 -1,285
December 2019 407,200 1,400 453,775 971