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Monroe Unemployment Rate Rises Sharply in October

There are 771 unemployed people in town, according to state figures. The town's unemployment rate is well below the state average.

Monroe’s October unemployment rate rose from 6.5 percent in September to 7.3 percent in October, according to the state Department of Labor.  The number of unemployed people is down from the July high of 8 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percentage point in October up to 9 percent.

Monroe Labor Stats Aug. Sept. Oct. Labor Force 10,812 10,504 10,594 Employed 9,958 9,817 9,823 Unemployed 854 687 771 Unemployment Rate 7.9 6.5 7.3

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