Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 77,900 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,210 employed persons for the month. Monroe lost 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 191 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,900 -300 -500
CPS 75,210 -191 +154

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,400 in November 2010, Monroe has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,225 for Monroe in October 2005. 5,015 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a November 2011 low of 72,333, Monroe has added 2,877 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 77,900 -300 75,210 -191
June 2019 78,200 -100 75,401 -61
May 2019 78,300 0 75,462 -24
April 2019 78,300 -200 75,486 11
March 2019 78,500 0 75,475 160
February 2019 78,500 -100 75,315 186
January 2019 78,600 0 75,129 122
December 2018 78,600 300 75,007 25
November 2018 78,300 0 74,982 40
October 2018 78,300 0 74,942 21
September 2018 78,300 -100 74,921 -31
August 2018 78,400 0 74,952 -104