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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.2%. 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 April 2020 at 11.6% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Louisiana 3.3% 0.0 -1.2
Houma 3.2% -0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 7,016 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 2,756 -71 -1,140

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.2% 2,756
October
2022
3.7% 3.3% 3.3% 2,827
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 3.4% 2,931
August
2022
3.7% 3.5% 3.5% 3,008
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 3.6% 3,114
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

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.