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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bridgeport rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Bridgeport peaked in October 2010 at 8.9% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Bridgeport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Connecticut 4.2% 0.0 -0.3
Bridgeport 4.2% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bridgeport, Connecticut, National

Bridgeport, Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bridgeport peaked in December 2010 at 41,584. There are now 21,906 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 18,398 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,280. Bridgeport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Bridgeport 19,678 +586 -1,273

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.2% 19,678
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.1% 19,092
August
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.0% 18,398
July
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.2% 19,461
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.3% 20,031
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.3% 19,956
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.4% 20,590
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 20,281
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.5% 21,062
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 21,298
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 20,861

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.