Department of Numbers

New Mexico Job Growth

There were 836,700 jobs in New Mexico in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 871,387 employed persons for the month. New Mexico lost 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,146 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 836,700 -300 +7,100
CPS 871,387 +2,146 +6,900

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 13,200 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 39,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Mexico reached a maximum of 904,717 in March 2008. 33,330 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 16,512 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 836,700 -300 871,387 2,146
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
November 2016 835,400 4,600 865,859 583
October 2016 830,800 200 865,276 573
September 2016 830,600 200 864,703 534
August 2016 830,400 200 864,169 350
July 2016 830,200 1,600 863,819 3
June 2016 828,600 -900 863,816 -257
May 2016 829,500 -1,000 864,073 -274
April 2016 830,500 900 864,347 -140