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Monroe, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 5.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 21.6%. 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 5.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Michigan 21.3% -2.7 +17.1
Monroe 21.6% -5.3 +17.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 3,608 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 16,745 -3,608 +13,723

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 14.8%
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 21.6% 16,745
April
2020
14.7% 24.0% 26.9% 20,353
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 3.4% 2,506
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 2,670
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 3.5% 2,612
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.2% 2,437
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.3% 2,439
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.3% 2,474
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.4% 2,536
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.5% 2,630
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 3.7% 2,752

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.