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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 84,900 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,329 employed persons for the month. Houma lost 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 140 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,900 -300 -1,900
CPS 82,329 +140 -4,061

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 17,600 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,587 for Houma in November 2008. 21,258 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 82,189, Houma has added 140 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 84,900 -300 82,329 140
January 2019 85,200 100 82,189 -51
December 2018 85,100 -300 82,240 -299
November 2018 85,400 -300 82,539 -269
October 2018 85,700 -900 82,808 -98
September 2018 86,600 -100 82,906 -508
August 2018 86,700 -200 83,414 -566
July 2018 86,900 0 83,980 46
June 2018 86,900 -200 83,934 -886
May 2018 87,100 0 84,820 -597
April 2018 87,100 100 85,417 -546
March 2018 87,000 200 85,963 -427