Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 79,200 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,818 employed persons for the month. Monroe lost 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 196 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,200 -400 +100
CPS 76,818 +196 +319

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 2,200 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,400 in December 2010, Monroe has gained 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,395 for Monroe in October 2005. 3,577 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a December 2011 low of 72,275, Monroe has added 4,543 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 79,200 -400 76,818 196
February 2017 79,600 400 76,622 470
January 2017 79,200 -300 76,152 191
December 2016 79,500 200 75,961 23
November 2016 79,300 -200 75,938 -34
October 2016 79,500 900 75,972 -24
September 2016 78,600 -200 75,996 45
August 2016 78,800 -200 75,951 -67
July 2016 79,000 100 76,018 -124
June 2016 78,900 -100 76,142 -75
May 2016 79,000 -100 76,217 -152
April 2016 79,100 0 76,369 -130