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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 85,800 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,679 employed persons for the month. Houma lost 1,300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 57 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,800 -1,300 -5,200
CPS 83,679 -57 -4,526

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 17,200 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,587 for Houma in November 2008. 19,908 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a January 2017 low of 83,216, Houma has added 463 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 85,800 -1,300 83,679 -57
February 2017 87,100 500 83,736 520
January 2017 86,600 -100 83,216 -319
December 2016 86,700 100 83,535 -371
November 2016 86,600 -300 83,906 -334
October 2016 86,900 500 84,240 -487
September 2016 86,400 -500 84,727 -649
August 2016 86,900 -1,200 85,376 -556
July 2016 88,100 -700 85,932 -460
June 2016 88,800 -1,000 86,392 -551
May 2016 89,800 -700 86,943 -595
April 2016 90,500 -500 87,538 -667