Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 79,300 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,024 employed persons for the month. Monroe added 300 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 99 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,300 +300 +1,800
CPS 77,024 -99 +94

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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,300 in April 2020, Monroe has gained 10,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 81,941 for Monroe in September 2005. 4,917 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 66,134, Monroe has added 10,890 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2023

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2023 79,300 300 77,024 -99
August 2023 79,000 100 77,123 -148
July 2023 78,900 700 77,271 -82
June 2023 78,200 -300 77,353 -112
May 2023 78,500 400 77,465 7
April 2023 78,100 100 77,458 69
March 2023 78,000 0 77,389 225
February 2023 78,000 0 77,164 162
January 2023 78,000 400 77,002 117
December 2022 77,600 -300 76,885 5
November 2022 77,900 100 76,880 -19
October 2022 77,800 300 76,899 -31