Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth
There were 81,900 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,222 employed persons for the month. Houma lost 100 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 38 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 20,600 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,100 in September 2021, Houma has gained 6,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 102,403 for Houma in May 2008. 20,181 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 75,144, Houma has added 7,078 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Houma, Louisiana Employment History