Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 73,200 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,332 employed persons for the month. Monroe lost 1,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 118 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,200 -1,000 -4,700
CPS 73,332 -118 -1,724

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 8,200 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 68,500 in April 2020, Monroe has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,225 for Monroe in October 2005. 6,893 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,307, Monroe has added 10,025 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 73,200 -1,000 73,332 -118
January 2021 74,200 -300 73,450 -4,928
December 2020 74,500 100 78,378 1,268
November 2020 74,400 200 77,110 -111
October 2020 74,200 0 77,221 -928
September 2020 74,200 300 78,149 37
August 2020 73,900 700 78,112 5,046
July 2020 73,200 1,000 73,066 184
June 2020 72,200 2,200 72,882 4,277
May 2020 70,000 1,500 68,605 5,298
April 2020 68,500 -9,000 63,307 -11,914
March 2020 77,500 -400 75,221 165