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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 0.8 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Houma peaked in April 2020 at 13.1% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Louisiana 8.3% -1.1 +3.1
Houma 6.9% -0.8 +2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Houma, Louisiana, National

Houma, Louisiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Houma, Louisiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Houma peaked in April 2020 at 10,947. There are now 4,679 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,670 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 598. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 6,268 -660 +1,905

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.3% 6.9% 6,268
October
2020
6.9% 9.4% 7.7% 6,928
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 6.5% 5,760
August
2020
8.4% 7.7% 6.4% 5,670
July
2020
10.2% 9.4% 8.0% 6,718
June
2020
11.1% 9.5% 8.0% 6,717
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 11.9% 10,159
April
2020
14.8% 15.1% 13.1% 10,947
March
2020
4.4% 6.7% 6.6% 5,897
February
2020
3.5% 5.2% 4.9% 4,380
January
2020
3.5% 5.3% 4.9% 4,340

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.