Department of Numbers

Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 86,900 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 85,972 employed persons for the month. Houma added 700 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 599 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 86,900 +700 +600
CPS 85,972 +599 +2,236

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 15,800 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,400 in September 2017, Houma has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,587 for Houma in November 2008. 17,615 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a September 2017 low of 82,747, Houma has added 3,225 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 86,900 700 85,972 599
January 2018 86,200 700 85,373 803
December 2017 85,500 0 84,570 846
November 2017 85,500 -100 83,724 371
October 2017 85,600 200 83,353 606
September 2017 85,400 -200 82,747 -128
August 2017 85,600 100 82,875 -243
July 2017 85,500 -400 83,118 -164
June 2017 85,900 0 83,282 178
May 2017 85,900 0 83,104 -218
April 2017 85,900 -400 83,322 -470
March 2017 86,300 0 83,792 56