Department of Numbers

Monroe, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 71,000 jobs in Monroe, Louisiana in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,059 employed persons for the month. Monroe lost 6,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 11,162 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,000 -6,900 -7,600
CPS 64,059 -11,162 -11,069

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 10,400 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,225 for Monroe in October 2005. 16,166 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Monroe, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 71,000 -6,900 64,059 -11,162
March 2020 77,900 -400 75,221 165
February 2020 78,300 0 75,056 267
January 2020 78,300 100 74,789 115
December 2019 78,200 0 74,674 34
November 2019 78,200 400 74,640 15
October 2019 77,800 -800 74,625 13
September 2019 78,600 400 74,612 4
August 2019 78,200 -200 74,608 -32
July 2019 78,400 0 74,640 -105
June 2019 78,400 -400 74,745 -175
May 2019 78,800 200 74,920 -208