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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bridgeport fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 8.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Bridgeport peaked in July 2020 at 10.6% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.5 percentage points. You can also compare Bridgeport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Connecticut 8.5% +0.4 +4.8
Bridgeport 8.1% -0.1 +4.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 July 2020 at 48,388. There are now 14,508 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 29,288 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,592. Bridgeport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bridgeport 33,880 -308 +16,011

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 8.1% 33,880
January
2021
6.3% 8.1% 8.2% 34,188
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.3% 37,411
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.7% 39,356
October
2020
6.9% 8.2% 6.6% 29,288
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 8.3% 37,796
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 8.6% 38,126
July
2020
10.2% 11.3% 10.6% 48,388
June
2020
11.1% 11.4% 10.3% 46,220
May
2020
13.3% 11.4% 9.6% 40,974
April
2020
14.8% 8.6% 8.1% 34,644

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.