Department of Numbers

Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 82,500 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,482 employed persons for the month. Houma added 400 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 76 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,500 +400 +100
CPS 83,482 +76 +584

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 102,500. Since then 20,000 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,400 in April 2020, Houma has gained 4,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 102,403 for Houma in May 2008. 18,921 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a July 2020 low of 75,716, Houma has added 7,766 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 82,500 400 83,482 76
October 2021 82,100 3,600 83,406 2,456
September 2021 78,500 -3,700 80,950 -2,429
August 2021 82,200 -400 83,379 220
July 2021 82,600 -100 83,159 186
June 2021 82,700 0 82,973 175
May 2021 82,700 500 82,798 116
April 2021 82,200 100 82,682 -20
March 2021 82,100 -100 82,702 10
February 2021 82,200 700 82,692 -149
January 2021 81,500 -100 82,841 -72
December 2020 81,600 -800 82,913 15