Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 75,400 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,782 employed persons for the month. Monroe lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 42 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 75,400 -200 +500
CPS 75,782 +42 +1,887

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 6,000 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,000 in April 2020, Monroe has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 81,941 for Monroe in September 2005. 6,159 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 65,226, Monroe has added 10,556 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 75,400 -200 75,782 42
March 2022 75,600 -400 75,740 87
February 2022 76,000 500 75,653 300
January 2022 75,500 -100 75,353 173
December 2021 75,600 100 75,180 -19
November 2021 75,500 100 75,199 13
October 2021 75,400 700 75,186 160
September 2021 74,700 -500 75,026 229
August 2021 75,200 -200 74,797 255
July 2021 75,400 0 74,542 260
June 2021 75,400 200 74,282 216
May 2021 75,200 300 74,066 171