Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 79,400 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,119 employed persons for the month. Monroe added 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,400 +500 +1,200
CPS 77,119 -102 +2,479

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 2,000 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,600 in April 2020, Monroe has gained 9,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,225 for Monroe in October 2005. 3,106 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,307, Monroe has added 13,812 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 79,400 500 77,119 -102
October 2020 78,900 300 77,221 -928
September 2020 78,600 100 78,149 37
August 2020 78,500 700 78,112 5,046
July 2020 77,800 1,000 73,066 184
June 2020 76,800 4,700 72,882 4,277
May 2020 72,100 2,500 68,605 5,298
April 2020 69,600 -8,300 63,307 -11,914
March 2020 77,900 -400 75,221 165
February 2020 78,300 0 75,056 267
January 2020 78,300 100 74,789 115
December 2019 78,200 0 74,674 34