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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in November 2010 at 9.1% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Louisiana 4.7% -0.1 -1.3
Monroe 4.8% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Monroe, Louisiana, National

Monroe, Louisiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Monroe peaked in November 2010 at 7,207. There are now 3,324 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,847 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 36. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 3,883 +36 -1,045

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 3,883
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.8% 3,847
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 5.3% 4,263
August
2017
4.4% 5.2% 5.1% 4,118
July
2017
4.3% 5.3% 5.0% 4,014
June
2017
4.3% 5.4% 5.1% 4,144
May
2017
4.3% 5.7% 5.9% 4,790
April
2017
4.4% 5.8% 6.2% 5,059
March
2017
4.5% 5.7% 5.8% 4,766
February
2017
4.7% 5.8% 5.9% 4,799
January
2017
4.8% 5.9% 5.8% 4,704

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.