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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Houma peaked in April 2020 at 13.1% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Louisiana 7.6% 0.0 +2.4
Houma 6.4% +0.1 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 5,306 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,627 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 14. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 5,641 +14 +1,261

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.6% 6.4% 5,641
January
2021
6.3% 7.6% 6.3% 5,627
December
2020
6.7% 7.9% 6.4% 5,664
November
2020
6.7% 7.9% 7.1% 6,386
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 7.7% 6,928
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 6.5% 5,760
August
2020
8.4% 8.2% 6.4% 5,670
July
2020
10.2% 9.1% 8.0% 6,718
June
2020
11.1% 9.4% 8.0% 6,717
May
2020
13.3% 13.1% 11.9% 10,159
April
2020
14.8% 13.1% 13.1% 10,947

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.