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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 85,200 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,733 employed persons for the month. Houma lost 0 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 380 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,200 0 -1,400
CPS 83,733 +380 -173

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Houma, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Houma as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Houma, Louisiana

CES employment for Houma peaked in October 2014 at 103,000. Since then 17,800 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,200 in October 2017, Houma has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,587 for Houma in November 2008. 19,854 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a September 2017 low of 82,747, Houma has added 986 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 85,200 0 83,733 380
October 2017 85,200 -100 83,353 606
September 2017 85,300 -300 82,747 -128
August 2017 85,600 -300 82,875 -243
July 2017 85,900 -100 83,118 -164
June 2017 86,000 500 83,282 178
May 2017 85,500 -300 83,104 -218
April 2017 85,800 -200 83,322 -470
March 2017 86,000 -1,100 83,792 56
February 2017 87,100 500 83,736 520
January 2017 86,600 -100 83,216 -319
December 2016 86,700 100 83,535 -371