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Monroe, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 26.9% and is now 21.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Michigan 5.2% -0.5 +1.5
Monroe 5.5% -0.1 +2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 April 2020 at 20,353. There are now 16,341 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 4,012 -43 +1,342

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 5.5% 4,012
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 5.6% 4,055
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 5.8% 4,064
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 5.9% 4,240
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 6.1% 4,447
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 7.8% 5,727
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 7.9% 5,853
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 8.0% 5,927
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 13.4% 10,244
May
2020
13.3% 20.8% 21.8% 16,861
April
2020
14.8% 23.6% 26.9% 20,353

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.