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Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 78,500 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,663 employed persons for the month. Monroe lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,500 -100 +400
CPS 75,663 +18 -2,349

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 2,900 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,400 in November 2010, Monroe has gained 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,395 for Monroe in October 2005. 4,732 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a December 2011 low of 72,250, Monroe has added 3,413 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 78,500 -100 75,663 18
January 2019 78,600 0 75,645 -365
December 2018 78,600 300 76,010 187
November 2018 78,300 0 75,823 267
October 2018 78,300 0 75,556 233
September 2018 78,300 -100 75,323 -469
August 2018 78,400 0 75,792 -373
July 2018 78,400 0 76,165 -34
June 2018 78,400 0 76,199 -472
May 2018 78,400 100 76,671 -580
April 2018 78,300 -200 77,251 -565
March 2018 78,500 400 77,816 -196