New Mexico Employment Statistics

  • 60,174 employers
  • 821,849 employees
  • $868 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 21.2% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 7.2% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: New Mexico Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 6,328 more businesses
  • 30,340 more employees
  • 3.8% increase in total wages
  • $6,611 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 17.2% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: New Mexico Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Bernalillo County New Mexico, 17,811
County with the Most Employees: Bernalillo County New Mexico, 262,343
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Los Alamos County New Mexico, $1,657
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Luna County New Mexico, 17.6%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of New Mexico, see: New Mexico Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of New Mexico see: New Mexico Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 914,127 employed workers
  • 47,571 unemployed workers
  • 4.9% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of New Mexico, see: New Mexico Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 61,729 employers, up 2.7% from 60,128
  • 834,867 employees, up 1.3% from 824,296
  • $888 average weekly wage, up 4.3% from $851
  • The average weekly wage is 18.9% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 12.5% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for New Mexico, see: New Mexico Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.