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Monroe, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in June 2009 at 15.3% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in April 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Michigan 4.3% +0.1 +0.3
Monroe 4.2% +0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Monroe, Michigan, National

Monroe, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Monroe, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Monroe peaked in June 2009 at 11,554. There are now 8,368 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,039 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 147. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 3,186 +83 +40

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.2%
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.2% 3,186
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.1% 3,103
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.1% 3,145
April
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 3,144
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 3,173
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 3,181
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.2% 3,212
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.4% 3,315
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.4% 3,323
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.4% 3,328

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.