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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in November 2010 at 9.0% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in November 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Louisiana 4.3% 0.0 -0.7
Monroe 4.9% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 November 2010 at 7,177. There are now 3,331 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 3,846 -12 -383

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.3%
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.9% 3,846
June
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.9% 3,858
May
2019
3.6% 4.4% 4.9% 3,922
April
2019
3.6% 4.5% 5.1% 4,019
March
2019
3.8% 4.7% 5.2% 4,167
February
2019
3.8% 4.9% 5.4% 4,292
January
2019
4.0% 4.9% 5.4% 4,298
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.4% 4,288
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 5.4% 4,286
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 5.4% 4,271

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.