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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.6%. 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 8.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Louisiana 3.6% -0.2 -1.9
Houma 3.6% -0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 6,661 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 3,111 -65 -1,218

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.6% 3.6% 3,111
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 3.7% 3,176
May
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.8% 3,287
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.0% 3,433
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.2% 3,541
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

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.