Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 79,000 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,580 employed persons for the month. Monroe added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 257 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,000 +400 +600
CPS 75,580 +257 -835

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 2,400 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,400 in December 2010, Monroe has gained 3,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,395 for Monroe in October 2005. 4,815 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a December 2011 low of 72,250, Monroe has added 3,330 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 79,000 400 75,580 257
September 2018 78,600 -200 75,323 -469
August 2018 78,800 0 75,792 -373
July 2018 78,800 200 76,165 -34
June 2018 78,600 -100 76,199 -472
May 2018 78,700 100 76,671 -580
April 2018 78,600 -300 77,251 -565
March 2018 78,900 300 77,816 -196
February 2018 78,600 100 78,012 460
January 2018 78,500 0 77,552 863
December 2017 78,500 100 76,689 81
November 2017 78,400 0 76,608 193