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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bridgeport rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Bridgeport peaked in May 2020 at 11.8% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Bridgeport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Connecticut 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Bridgeport 4.1% +0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 May 2020 at 54,045. There are now 35,149 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 18,723 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 173. Bridgeport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Bridgeport 18,896 +173 -6,755

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.1% 18,896
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.0% 18,723
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 18,741
June
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.1% 18,980
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.2% 19,554
April
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.4% 20,143
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.6% 21,054
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 4.8% 22,140
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 5.1% 23,056
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 5.4% 24,480
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 5.4% 24,377

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.