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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bridgeport fell 0.0 percentage points in June 2019 to 3.7%. 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 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Bridgeport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% +0.1 -0.3
Connecticut 3.7% -0.1 -0.4
Bridgeport 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2019 data as July 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 41,594. There are now 24,232 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bridgeport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bridgeport 17,362 -130 -1,831

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployed
July
2019
3.7% 3.6%
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 17,362
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.7% 17,492
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 17,670
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.9% 18,194
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.9% 18,162
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.9% 18,149
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.8% 17,917
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.8% 17,874
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 17,875
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.9% 18,088
August
2018
3.8% 4.0% 3.9% 18,407

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.