Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 78,400 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 78,013 employed persons for the month. Monroe lost 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 26 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,400 -100 -100
CPS 78,013 +26 +1,391

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 3,000 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,400 in December 2010, Monroe has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,395 for Monroe in October 2005. 2,382 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a December 2011 low of 72,275, Monroe has added 5,738 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 78,400 -100 78,013 26
January 2018 78,500 0 77,987 -231
December 2017 78,500 100 78,218 845
November 2017 78,400 0 77,373 615
October 2017 78,400 800 76,758 744
September 2017 77,600 -600 76,014 -94
August 2017 78,200 0 76,108 -112
July 2017 78,200 0 76,220 -337
June 2017 78,200 -100 76,557 305
May 2017 78,300 0 76,252 -307
April 2017 78,300 0 76,559 -295
March 2017 78,300 -200 76,854 232