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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 1.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 12.8% and is now 1.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Louisiana 13.3% -1.8 +8.8
Monroe 11.6% -1.2 +6.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Monroe, Louisiana, National

Monroe, Louisiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 9,299. There are now 191 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 9,108 -191 +5,137

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 13.3% 11.6% 9,108
April
2020
14.7% 15.1% 12.8% 9,299
March
2020
4.4% 6.7% 8.0% 6,520
February
2020
3.5% 5.2% 5.9% 4,713
January
2020
3.6% 5.3% 5.9% 4,661
December
2019
3.5% 5.2% 6.1% 4,820
November
2019
3.5% 5.2% 5.9% 4,710
October
2019
3.6% 5.2% 5.8% 4,578
September
2019
3.5% 5.1% 5.6% 4,434
August
2019
3.7% 4.9% 5.4% 4,287
July
2019
3.7% 4.7% 5.3% 4,146

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.