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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bridgeport fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Bridgeport peaked in October 2010 at 8.9% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Bridgeport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Connecticut 4.5% 0.0 -0.3
Bridgeport 4.4% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 20,995 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 20,281 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 308. Bridgeport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Bridgeport 20,589 +308 -2,040

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.5%
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.4% 20,589
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 20,956
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 20,951
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 4.5% 21,032
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.5% 21,206
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.6% 21,514
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.7% 21,990

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.