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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in May 2020 at 11.4% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Louisiana 6.6% -0.3 -2.5
Monroe 5.9% -0.3 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 May 2020 at 8,772. There are now 4,148 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 4,624 -246 -1,337

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 5.9% 4,624
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 6.2% 4,870
May
2021
5.8% 7.1% 6.3% 5,005
April
2021
6.1% 7.2% 6.4% 5,056
March
2021
6.0% 7.4% 6.4% 5,062
February
2021
6.2% 7.6% 6.4% 5,054
January
2021
6.3% 7.6% 6.4% 5,064
December
2020
6.7% 7.9% 6.4% 5,134
November
2020
6.7% 7.9% 6.5% 5,237
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 6.7% 5,358
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 6.8% 5,478

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.