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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 92,500 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,142 employed persons for the month. Houma added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 304 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 92,500 +100 -1,200
CPS 88,142 -304 -2,766

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 102,800. Since then 10,300 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 92,400 in November 2016, Houma has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,587 for Houma in November 2008. 15,445 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a February 2011 low of 87,302, Houma has added 840 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 92,500 100 88,142 -304
November 2016 92,400 -400 88,446 -43
October 2016 92,800 200 88,489 -304
September 2016 92,600 -300 88,793 -729
August 2016 92,900 -400 89,522 -632
July 2016 93,300 -400 90,154 -628
June 2016 93,700 400 90,782 -392
May 2016 93,300 -400 91,174 129
April 2016 93,700 900 91,045 -221
March 2016 92,800 -500 91,266 -225
February 2016 93,300 -600 91,491 290
January 2016 93,900 200 91,201 293