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.
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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 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
Houma, Louisiana Employment History