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Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in May 2020 at 11.4% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Louisiana 5.1% -0.3 -2.8
Monroe 4.4% -0.3 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 May 2020 at 8,772. There are now 5,304 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 3,468 -236 -1,769

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.1% 4.4% 3,468
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 4.7% 3,704
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 5.1% 4,004
August
2021
5.2% 6.2% 5.5% 4,327
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 5.9% 4,623
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 6.2% 4,870
May
2021
5.8% 7.1% 6.3% 5,005
April
2021
6.0% 7.2% 6.4% 5,056
March
2021
6.0% 7.4% 6.4% 5,062
February
2021
6.2% 7.6% 6.4% 5,054
January
2021
6.4% 7.6% 6.4% 5,064

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.