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Monroe, Michigan Job Growth

There were 42,000 jobs in Monroe, Michigan in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,680 employed persons for the month. Monroe lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 63 (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 42,000 -100 -500
CPS 73,680 -63 -21

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

Monroe, Michigan 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, Michigan

CES employment for Monroe peaked in April 2003 at 46,200. Since then 4,200 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 37,000 in February 2010, Monroe has gained 5,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 74,986 for Monroe in April 2000. 1,306 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 61,863, Monroe has added 11,817 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Monroe, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 42,000 -100 73,680 -63
February 2017 42,100 -400 73,743 78
January 2017 42,500 300 73,665 210
December 2016 42,200 -100 73,455 -3
November 2016 42,300 200 73,458 -4
October 2016 42,100 -300 73,462 -8
September 2016 42,400 100 73,470 -18
August 2016 42,300 0 73,488 -43
July 2016 42,300 -100 73,531 -52
June 2016 42,400 -400 73,583 -35
May 2016 42,800 100 73,618 -40
April 2016 42,700 200 73,658 -43