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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2021 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Houma peaked in April 2020 at 11.4% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Louisiana 7.1% -0.1 -6.0
Houma 6.2% -0.2 -5.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 9,892. There are now 4,426 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 5,466 -186 -4,244

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 7.1% 6.2% 5,466
April
2021
6.1% 7.2% 6.4% 5,652
March
2021
6.0% 7.4% 6.5% 5,749
February
2021
6.2% 7.6% 6.6% 5,839
January
2021
6.3% 7.6% 6.7% 5,922
December
2020
6.7% 7.9% 6.7% 5,929
November
2020
6.7% 7.9% 6.7% 5,937
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 6.7% 5,957
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 6.8% 6,030
August
2020
8.4% 8.2% 6.9% 6,152
July
2020
10.2% 9.1% 7.7% 6,308

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.