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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bridgeport fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.4%. 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 May 2020 at 11.8% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bridgeport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Connecticut 4.4% -0.2 -2.6
Bridgeport 4.4% -0.2 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 May 2020 at 54,045. There are now 33,894 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bridgeport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Bridgeport 20,151 -903 -11,358

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bridgeport, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployment Rate
Bridgeport
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.4% 20,151
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 5.4% 24,585
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 5.6% 25,651
August
2021
5.2% 6.1% 5.9% 27,009
July
2021
5.4% 6.3% 6.3% 28,419
June
2021
5.9% 6.7% 6.6% 29,647

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.