Department of Numbers

Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 81,600 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,991 employed persons for the month. Houma added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,600 +100 -5,800
CPS 82,991 -308 -1,642

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 20,900 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,400 in April 2020, Houma has gained 3,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,179 for Houma in October 2008. 20,188 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 72,390, Houma has added 10,601 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 81,600 100 82,991 -308
January 2021 81,500 -100 83,299 -143
December 2020 81,600 -800 83,442 102
November 2020 82,400 1,400 83,340 28
October 2020 81,000 600 83,312 -62
September 2020 80,400 200 83,374 47
August 2020 80,200 800 83,327 6,098
July 2020 79,400 400 77,229 193
June 2020 79,000 600 77,036 1,827
May 2020 78,400 0 75,209 2,819
April 2020 78,400 -8,300 72,390 -10,876
March 2020 86,700 -700 83,266 -1,367