Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.4% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Houma-Thibodaux, LA market rose by 121 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 3.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Houma-Thibodaux, LA unemployment rate is 8 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 280 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 15.7% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Houma-Thibodaux, LA Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs stayed flat. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 21,800; +100
  • Government: 10,000; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 9,800; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,800; -100
Houma-Thibodaux, LA Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.