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Monroe, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 26.9% and is now 21.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Michigan 6.9% +0.8 +3.0
Monroe 5.9% -0.2 +2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 16,109 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 4,244 -203 +1,805

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.9% 4,244
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 6.1% 4,447
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 7.8% 5,727
August
2020
8.4% 8.7% 7.9% 5,853
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 8.0% 5,927
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 13.4% 10,244
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 21.8% 16,861
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.8% 3.5% 2,612

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.