Department of Numbers

Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 86,300 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,626 employed persons for the month. Houma added 3,000 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,314 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 86,300 +3,000 -1,400
CPS 84,626 +1,314 +127

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 16,200 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,500 in May 2020, Houma has gained 7,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,179 for Houma in October 2008. 18,553 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 72,390, Houma has added 12,236 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 86,300 3,000 84,626 1,314
October 2020 83,300 600 83,312 -62
September 2020 82,700 0 83,374 47
August 2020 82,700 1,600 83,327 6,098
July 2020 81,100 900 77,229 193
June 2020 80,200 1,700 77,036 1,827
May 2020 78,500 -300 75,209 2,819
April 2020 78,800 -7,000 72,390 -10,876
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