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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 80,600 jobs in Houma, Louisiana in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,012 employed persons for the month. Houma added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 445 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Houma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 80,600 +200 -2,500
CPS 82,012 +445 -555

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 21,900 jobs have been lost in Houma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,200 in September 2021, Houma has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 102,403 for Houma in May 2008. 20,391 jobs have been lost in Houma since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 74,609, Houma has added 7,403 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Houma, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 80,600 200 82,012 445
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
September 2021 75,200 -7,400 77,721 -4,431
August 2021 82,600 -500 82,152 -275
July 2021 83,100 100 82,427 -193
June 2021 83,000 0 82,620 -50
May 2021 83,000 -100 82,670 103