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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2022 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Houma peaked in April 2020 at 11.6% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Louisiana 4.2% -0.1 -1.9
Houma 4.2% -0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April 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 9,772. There are now 6,230 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 3,542 -85 -1,272

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.2% 3,542
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 4.3% 3,627
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 4.4% 3,728
December
2021
3.9% 4.4% 4.6% 3,910
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.7% 3,896
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.7% 3,909
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.9% 4,012
August
2021
5.2% 5.2% 4.8% 4,160
July
2021
5.4% 5.5% 5.0% 4,329
June
2021
5.9% 5.8% 5.1% 4,485
May
2021
5.8% 5.9% 5.3% 4,609

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.