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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Houma peaked in September 2016 at 6.9% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Louisiana 4.5% -0.1 -1.2
Houma 4.4% 0.0 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 November 2010 at 6,420. There are now 2,498 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 3,922 -18 -1,938

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 3,922
January
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.4% 3,940
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.6% 4,113
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 4,133
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 4,269
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 5.5% 4,856
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.5% 4,823
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.4% 4,791
June
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.6% 4,944
May
2017
4.3% 5.3% 6.3% 5,553
April
2017
4.4% 5.4% 6.7% 5,956

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.