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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in November 2010 at 9.1% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Louisiana 4.5% -0.1 -1.2
Monroe 4.5% +0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 November 2010 at 7,207. There are now 3,506 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,566 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 135. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 3,701 +135 -1,098

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 3,701
January
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.4% 3,566
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 3,882
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 3,879
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 3,847
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 5.3% 4,263
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.1% 4,118
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.0% 4,014
June
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.1% 4,144
May
2017
4.3% 5.3% 5.9% 4,790
April
2017
4.4% 5.4% 6.2% 5,059

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.