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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 2.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.1 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Houma peaked in April 2020 at 13.1% and is now 2.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Louisiana 14.2% -0.9 +9.7
Houma 11.1% -2.0 +6.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 10,947. There are now 1,343 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 9,604 -1,343 +5,843

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 9.7%
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 11.1% 9,604
April
2020
14.7% 15.1% 13.1% 10,947
March
2020
4.4% 6.7% 6.6% 5,897
February
2020
3.5% 5.2% 4.9% 4,380
January
2020
3.6% 5.3% 4.9% 4,340
December
2019
3.5% 5.2% 5.0% 4,412
November
2019
3.5% 5.2% 4.9% 4,363
October
2019
3.6% 5.2% 4.8% 4,295
September
2019
3.5% 5.1% 4.7% 4,216
August
2019
3.7% 4.9% 4.6% 4,119
July
2019
3.7% 4.7% 4.5% 3,993

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.