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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 11.1% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Louisiana 3.3% 0.0 -1.2
Monroe 3.3% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 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 8,105. There are now 5,480 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 2,625 -17 -651

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.3% 2,625
October
2022
3.7% 3.3% 3.4% 2,642
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 3.4% 2,681
August
2022
3.7% 3.5% 3.4% 2,712
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 3.5% 2,804
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 3.6% 2,845
May
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.7% 2,928
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

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.