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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Houma peaked in September 2016 at 6.9% and is now 2.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Louisiana 4.7% -0.1 -1.3
Houma 4.7% -0.2 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Houma, Louisiana, National

Houma, Louisiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Houma, Louisiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Houma peaked in November 2010 at 6,420. There are now 2,286 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,025 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 109. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 4,134 -135 -1,854

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 4,134
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.9% 4,269
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 5.5% 4,856
August
2017
4.4% 5.2% 5.5% 4,823
July
2017
4.3% 5.3% 5.4% 4,791
June
2017
4.3% 5.4% 5.6% 4,944
May
2017
4.3% 5.7% 6.3% 5,553
April
2017
4.4% 5.8% 6.7% 5,956
March
2017
4.5% 5.7% 6.5% 5,788
February
2017
4.7% 5.8% 6.5% 5,860
January
2017
4.8% 5.9% 6.5% 5,793

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.