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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 4.5%. 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 December 2010 at 6.8% and is now 2.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Louisiana 4.5% +0.2 -0.4
Houma 4.5% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 December 2010 at 6,461. There are now 2,648 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,625 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 188. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 3,813 +94 -413

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 4.5% 4.5% 3,813
September
2019
3.5% 4.3% 4.4% 3,719
August
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.3% 3,676
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.3% 3,660
June
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.2% 3,625
May
2019
3.6% 4.4% 4.2% 3,633
April
2019
3.6% 4.5% 4.3% 3,740
March
2019
3.8% 4.7% 4.6% 3,942
February
2019
3.8% 4.9% 4.7% 4,118
January
2019
4.0% 4.9% 4.8% 4,176
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 4.8% 4,216

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.