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Monroe, Michigan Job Growth

There were 41,900 jobs in Monroe, Michigan in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,458 employed persons for the month. Monroe lost 100 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 63 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Monroe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 41,900 -100 -200
CPS 73,458 -63 +796

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 46,200. Since then 4,300 jobs have been lost in Monroe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 37,000 in February 2010, Monroe has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,045 for Monroe in April 2000. 1,587 jobs have been lost in Monroe since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 61,711, Monroe has added 11,747 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Monroe, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 41,900 -100 73,458 -63
July 2019 42,000 -200 73,521 45
June 2019 42,200 0 73,476 55
May 2019 42,200 100 73,421 83
April 2019 42,100 -100 73,338 149
March 2019 42,200 -100 73,189 127
February 2019 42,300 -200 73,062 224
January 2019 42,500 400 72,838 146
December 2018 42,100 100 72,692 -5
November 2018 42,000 0 72,697 -7
October 2018 42,000 0 72,704 11
September 2018 42,000 -100 72,693 31