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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 372,300 jobs in Bridgeport, Connecticut in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 381,890 employed persons for the month. Bridgeport added 1,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 318 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bridgeport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 372,300 +1,000 -31,700
CPS 381,890 -318 -70,958

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 50,000 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 330,400 in April 2020, Bridgeport has gained 41,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 455,396 for Bridgeport in March 2020. 73,506 jobs have been lost in Bridgeport since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Bridgeport, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 372,300 1,000 381,890 -318
January 2021 371,300 900 382,208 -30,035
December 2020 370,400 -600 412,243 -2,923
November 2020 371,000 300 415,166 -272
October 2020 370,700 700 415,438 -4,355
September 2020 370,000 4,000 419,793 12,141
August 2020 366,000 6,600 407,652 -53
July 2020 359,400 8,700 407,705 3,030
June 2020 350,700 12,500 404,675 19,326
May 2020 338,200 7,800 385,349 -6,128
April 2020 330,400 -71,500 391,477 -63,919
March 2020 401,900 -2,100 455,396 2,548