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Monroe, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Monroe fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Monroe peaked in April 2020 at 26.5% and is now 20.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.8% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Monroe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Michigan 4.8% -0.2 -4.2
Monroe 5.9% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 19,665. There are now 15,284 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,174 in April 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 207. Monroe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Monroe, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Monroe 4,381 +32 -406

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monroe, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployment Rate
Monroe
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 5.9% 4,381
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 6.0% 4,349
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.9% 4,270
April
2021
6.1% 4.9% 5.8% 4,174
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 5.8% 4,232
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 6.1% 4,479
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 6.4% 4,741
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 5.9% 4,377
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.1% 4,492
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 6.3% 4,592
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 6.3% 4,599

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.