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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 82,600 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,125 employed persons for the month. Houma lost 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 152 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,600 -100 +3,200
CPS 83,125 +152 +7,409

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 19,900 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,400 in April 2020, Houma has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 102,403 for Houma in May 2008. 19,278 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a July 2020 low of 75,716, Houma has added 7,409 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 82,600 -100 83,125 152
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
November 2020 82,400 1,400 82,898 80
October 2020 81,000 600 82,818 130
September 2020 80,400 200 82,688 81
August 2020 80,200 800 82,607 6,891