Department of Numbers

New Mexico Job Growth

There were 845,600 jobs in New Mexico in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 876,422 employed persons for the month. New Mexico added 1,300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,174 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 845,600 +1,300 +10,200
CPS 876,422 +2,174 +10,563

New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for New Mexico as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in New Mexico

CES employment peaked in February 2008 for New Mexico at 849,900. Since then 4,300 jobs have been lost in New Mexico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 797,600 in September 2010, New Mexico has gained 48,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Mexico reached a maximum of 904,717 in March 2008. 28,295 jobs have been lost in New Mexico since then according to the household survey. From a November 2010 low of 854,875, New Mexico has added 21,547 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 845,600 1,300 876,422 2,174
October 2017 844,300 1,700 874,248 1,578
September 2017 842,600 3,000 872,670 1,594
August 2017 839,600 6,100 871,076 -1,478
July 2017 833,500 -800 872,554 -1,768
June 2017 834,300 -3,400 874,322 953
May 2017 837,700 -2,300 873,369 345
April 2017 840,000 2,700 873,024 1,519
March 2017 837,300 300 871,505 2,264
February 2017 837,000 3,500 869,241 1,319
January 2017 833,500 -2,900 867,922 1,548
December 2016 836,400 1,000 866,374 515