Department of Numbers

Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 85,300 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,834 employed persons for the month. Houma lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 72 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,300 -200 -300
CPS 82,834 -72 -1,502

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 102,700. Since then 17,400 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,587 for Houma in November 2008. 20,753 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 85,300 -200 82,834 -72
September 2018 85,500 0 82,906 -508
August 2018 85,500 -100 83,414 -566
July 2018 85,600 -300 83,980 46
June 2018 85,900 -200 83,934 -886
May 2018 86,100 -300 84,820 -597
April 2018 86,400 0 85,417 -546
March 2018 86,400 -100 85,963 -427
February 2018 86,500 300 86,390 870
January 2018 86,200 700 85,520 1,240
December 2017 85,500 0 84,280 -69
November 2017 85,500 -100 84,349 13