Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 79,600 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,654 employed persons for the month. Monroe added 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 38 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,600 +300 +700
CPS 75,654 +38 -444

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Monroe, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Monroe as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Monroe, Louisiana

CES employment for Monroe peaked in February 2003 at 81,400. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,400 in December 2010, Monroe has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,395 for Monroe in October 2005. 4,741 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a December 2011 low of 72,275, Monroe has added 3,379 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 79,600 300 75,654 38
November 2016 79,300 -400 75,616 -29
October 2016 79,700 200 75,645 -225
September 2016 79,500 0 75,870 -305
August 2016 79,500 0 76,175 -478
July 2016 79,500 200 76,653 -277
June 2016 79,300 0 76,930 -5
May 2016 79,300 -100 76,935 16
April 2016 79,400 300 76,919 -318
March 2016 79,100 -300 77,237 33
February 2016 79,400 0 77,204 459
January 2016 79,400 500 76,745 647