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Monroe, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2022 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 25.3% and is now 20.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Michigan 4.2% -0.1 -2.0
Monroe 4.6% -0.2 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 April 2020 at 18,298. There are now 14,864 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,409 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 25. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 3,434 -77 -1,238

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 4.6% 3,434
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.8% 3,511
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.6% 3,409
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.7% 3,447
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.8% 3,542
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 5.0% 3,662
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 4.9% 3,587
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 5.3% 3,819
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 5.3% 3,797
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 5.3% 3,845
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 5.6% 4,083

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.