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Monroe, Michigan Job Growth

There were 37,500 jobs in Monroe, Michigan in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,466 employed persons for the month. Monroe added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 200 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,500 +200 -3,700
CPS 68,466 -200 -4,564

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Monroe, Michigan 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, Michigan

CES employment for Monroe peaked in April 2003 at 46,400. Since then 8,900 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 31,700 in April 2020, Monroe has gained 5,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,045 for Monroe in April 2000. 6,579 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,421, Monroe has added 13,045 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Monroe, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 37,500 200 68,466 -200
January 2021 37,300 500 68,666 2,866
December 2020 36,800 -200 65,800 -2,287
November 2020 37,000 -500 68,087 -129
October 2020 37,500 -100 68,216 115
September 2020 37,600 -100 68,101 128
August 2020 37,700 0 67,973 235
July 2020 37,700 1,700 67,738 1,469
June 2020 36,000 2,800 66,269 5,956
May 2020 33,200 1,500 60,313 4,892
April 2020 31,700 -9,300 55,421 -15,359
March 2020 41,000 -200 70,780 -2,250