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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 11.1% and is now 7.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Louisiana 4.1% -0.1 -2.0
Monroe 3.8% -0.1 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 8,105. There are now 5,103 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 3,002 -35 -1,444

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.8% 3,002
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.9% 3,037
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 3.9% 3,067
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 4.0% 3,143
December
2021
3.9% 4.4% 4.2% 3,308
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.2% 3,276
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.2% 3,276
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.4% 3,424
August
2021
5.2% 5.2% 4.7% 3,655
July
2021
5.4% 5.5% 5.0% 3,926
June
2021
5.9% 5.8% 5.3% 4,169

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.