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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.9%. 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 August 2016 at 6.9% and is now 2.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Louisiana 5.0% 0.0 +0.3
Houma 4.9% -0.2 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 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 November 2010 at 6,452. There are now 2,140 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,906 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 406. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 4,312 -122 +83

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 5.0% 4.9% 4,312
September
2018
3.7% 5.0% 5.1% 4,434
August
2018
3.9% 5.0% 5.2% 4,598
July
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.4% 4,763
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 5.2% 4,572
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.8% 4,278
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.7% 4,190
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.5% 4,007
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.3% 3,906
January
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.4% 3,923
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.6% 4,108

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.