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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bridgeport fell 1.8 percentage points in May 2021 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Bridgeport peaked in May 2020 at 11.8% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bridgeport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Connecticut 7.7% -0.4 -3.7
Bridgeport 5.9% -1.8 -5.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 54,275. There are now 29,501 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bridgeport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bridgeport 24,774 -7,981 -28,707

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 7.7% 5.9% 24,774
April
2021
6.1% 8.1% 7.7% 32,755
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 7.8% 32,450
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 7.8% 31,827
January
2021
6.3% 8.1% 7.8% 34,673
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.3% 36,660
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.3% 36,716
October
2020
6.9% 8.2% 8.3% 36,663
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 8.7% 38,589
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 8.6% 38,096
July
2020
10.2% 11.3% 11.8% 54,275

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.