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Monroe, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.6 percentage points in March 2018 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in May 2009 at 15.8% and is now 11.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in September 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Michigan 4.7% -0.1 +0.1
Monroe 4.4% -0.6 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2018 data as April 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 May 2009 at 12,072. There are now 8,711 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,109 in May 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 252. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 3,361 -462 -68

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
April
2018
3.9%
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.4% 3,361
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.0% 3,823
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 3,699
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 3,566
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 3,703
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.3% 4,031
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.5% 4,242
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.4% 4,136
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.1% 3,898
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.7% 3,616
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.4% 3,361

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.