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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe rose 0.2 percentage points in January 2021 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 12.8% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.1% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Louisiana 7.6% -0.3 +2.5
Monroe 6.3% +0.2 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 4,280 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 5,019 -36 +358

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.6%
January
2021
6.3% 7.6% 6.3% 5,019
December
2020
6.7% 7.9% 6.1% 5,055
November
2020
6.7% 7.9% 7.1% 5,865
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 7.6% 6,366
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 6.4% 5,330
August
2020
8.4% 8.2% 6.3% 5,259
July
2020
10.2% 9.1% 7.7% 6,098
June
2020
11.1% 9.4% 7.7% 6,105
May
2020
13.3% 13.1% 11.8% 9,211
April
2020
14.8% 13.1% 12.8% 9,299

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.