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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bridgeport fell 0.0 percentage points in December 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 3.6% in July 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Bridgeport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% 0.0 -0.4
Connecticut 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Bridgeport 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2019 data as January 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 24,162 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 16,623 in August 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 809. Bridgeport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bridgeport 17,432 +157 -485

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployed
January
2020
3.6%
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.7% 17,432
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.7% 17,275
October
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 16,937
September
2019
3.5% 3.6% 3.6% 16,649
August
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.6% 16,623
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.6% 16,858
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 17,357
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

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.