Department of Numbers

Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 84,000 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,001 employed persons for the month. Houma lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 241 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,000 -100 -2,900
CPS 82,001 -241 -1,999

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 18,500 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,179 for Houma in October 2008. 21,178 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 84,000 -100 82,001 -241
June 2019 84,100 -300 82,242 -177
May 2019 84,400 -200 82,419 -136
April 2019 84,600 -500 82,555 -111
March 2019 85,100 200 82,666 -14
February 2019 84,900 -300 82,680 -110
January 2019 85,200 100 82,790 -233
December 2018 85,100 -300 83,023 36
November 2018 85,400 -300 82,987 -44
October 2018 85,700 -900 83,031 -252
September 2018 86,600 -100 83,283 -337
August 2018 86,700 -200 83,620 -380