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Monroe, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe rose 0.4 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.2%. 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 May 2009 at 15.8% and is now 11.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Michigan 3.9% -0.1 -0.8
Monroe 4.2% +0.4 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 8,872 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,933 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 267. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 3,200 +267 -831

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.2% 3,200
September
2018
3.7% 4.0% 3.8% 2,933
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.2% 3,224
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.0% 3,114
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.2% 3,239
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.1% 3,152
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 4.2% 3,176
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.4% 3,359
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

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.