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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 81,300 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,339 employed persons for the month. Houma added 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 97 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,300 +200 +6,100
CPS 82,339 -97 +4,618

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 21,200 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,200 in September 2021, Houma has gained 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 102,403 for Houma in May 2008. 20,064 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 74,609, Houma has added 7,730 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 81,300 200 82,339 -97
August 2022 81,100 600 82,436 -109
July 2022 80,500 100 82,545 -31
June 2022 80,400 0 82,576 260
May 2022 80,400 -100 82,316 331
April 2022 80,500 100 81,985 418
March 2022 80,400 -100 81,567 450
February 2022 80,500 700 81,117 476
January 2022 79,800 800 80,641 381
December 2021 79,000 400 80,260 647
November 2021 78,600 500 79,613 848
October 2021 78,100 2,900 78,765 1,044