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Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Houma fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Houma peaked in August 2016 at 6.9% and is now 2.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Houma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Louisiana 4.9% 0.0 +0.2
Houma 4.7% -0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 6,452. There are now 2,349 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 197. Houma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Houma, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Houma 4,103 -67 +197

Number of Unemployed Persons

Houma, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployment Rate
Houma
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.7%
February
2019
3.8% 4.9% 4.7% 4,103
January
2019
4.0% 4.9% 4.8% 4,170
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 4.8% 4,133
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 4.9% 4,252
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 4.9% 4,307
September
2018
3.7% 4.9% 5.1% 4,434
August
2018
3.8% 4.9% 5.2% 4,598
July
2018
3.9% 5.0% 5.4% 4,763
June
2018
4.0% 5.0% 5.2% 4,572
May
2018
3.8% 5.0% 4.8% 4,278
April
2018
3.9% 4.9% 4.7% 4,190

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.