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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.6 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 12.8% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Louisiana 8.5% -0.9 +3.3
Monroe 7.0% -0.6 +1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 3,534 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,259 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 506. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 5,765 -601 +1,055

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.2%
November
2020
6.7% 8.5% 7.0% 5,765
October
2020
6.9% 9.4% 7.6% 6,366
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 6.4% 5,330
August
2020
8.4% 7.7% 6.3% 5,259
July
2020
10.2% 9.4% 7.7% 6,098
June
2020
11.1% 9.5% 7.7% 6,105
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 11.8% 9,211
April
2020
14.8% 15.1% 12.8% 9,299
March
2020
4.4% 6.7% 8.0% 6,520
February
2020
3.5% 5.2% 5.9% 4,713
January
2020
3.5% 5.3% 5.9% 4,661

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.