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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in May 2020 at 11.4% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Louisiana 7.3% -0.1 -5.8
Monroe 6.4% 0.0 -4.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 May 2020 at 8,772. There are now 3,724 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 5,048 -14 -3,197

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 7.3% 6.4% 5,048
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
August
2020
8.4% 8.2% 7.0% 5,664
July
2020
10.2% 9.1% 8.0% 5,961
June
2020
11.1% 9.4% 7.8% 5,767

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.