New Mexico Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 101,434 employed workers
  • 794,034 unemployed workers
  • 11.3% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for New Mexico is 791,400, which is 2,900 greater than last month, an increase of 0.37%. The total employment a year ago was 861,400, which is -70,000 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 8.13% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 789 from 789.

The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in New Mexico. There are 137,600 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 136,400 employees last month, an increase of 1,200 (0.88%). Last year the sector had 141,400 employees last year, a decrease of 3,800 (2.69%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 12.7% to this months' 11.3%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 4.9%, 6.4% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 895,468, which is 1.7% lower than last months 910,699 and is 1.6% lower than last months 963,765. The total number of unemployed in New Mexico is 794,034 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 795,329 and 916,246 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in New Mexico:






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