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Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 74,500 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,121 employed persons for the month. Monroe added 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 157 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 74,500 +100 +1,300
CPS 74,121 +157 +5,593

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 6,900 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 68,500 in April 2020, Monroe has gained 6,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 81,941 for Monroe in September 2005. 7,820 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 67,789, Monroe has added 6,332 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 74,500 100 74,121 157
June 2021 74,400 0 73,964 43
May 2021 74,400 400 73,921 66
April 2021 74,000 200 73,855 -176
March 2021 73,800 200 74,031 -221
February 2021 73,600 -600 74,252 -379
January 2021 74,200 -300 74,631 -139
December 2020 74,500 100 74,770 -24
November 2020 74,400 200 74,794 -53
October 2020 74,200 0 74,847 -1
September 2020 74,200 300 74,848 90
August 2020 73,900 700 74,758 6,230