Department of Numbers

New Mexico Job Growth

There were 825,900 jobs in New Mexico in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 866,519 employed persons for the month. New Mexico added 3,700 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 477 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 825,900 +3,700 -2,300
CPS 866,519 +477 +11,440

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 849,700. Since then 23,800 jobs have been lost in New Mexico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 797,400 in September 2010, New Mexico has gained 28,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Mexico reached a maximum of 904,717 in March 2008. 38,198 jobs have been lost in New Mexico since then according to the household survey. From a December 2015 low of 854,625, New Mexico has added 11,894 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 825,900 3,700 866,519 477
October 2016 822,200 -1,200 866,042 -347
September 2016 823,400 -3,200 866,389 151
August 2016 826,600 -4,000 866,238 -855
July 2016 830,600 -1,400 867,093 435
June 2016 832,000 1,100 866,658 2,398
May 2016 830,900 1,200 864,260 758
April 2016 829,700 2,100 863,502 2,292
March 2016 827,600 1,100 861,210 3,226
February 2016 826,500 0 857,984 2,254
January 2016 826,500 -1,500 855,730 1,105
December 2015 828,000 -200 854,625 -454