Department of Numbers

Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 79,800 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,680 employed persons for the month. Houma lost 6,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 10,586 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,800 -6,000 -7,600
CPS 72,680 -10,586 -11,392

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 22,700 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,179 for Houma in October 2008. 30,499 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 79,800 -6,000 72,680 -10,586
March 2020 85,800 -1,500 83,266 -1,367
February 2020 87,300 -300 84,633 143
January 2020 87,600 100 84,490 62
December 2019 87,500 -200 84,428 -71
November 2019 87,700 0 84,499 -54
October 2019 87,700 -400 84,553 -1
September 2019 88,100 0 84,554 66
August 2019 88,100 500 84,488 110
July 2019 87,600 200 84,378 121
June 2019 87,400 0 84,257 112
May 2019 87,400 0 84,145 73