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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 394,000 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 403,859 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 641 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 394,000 -100 +4,500
CPS 403,859 +641 +5,210

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Albuquerque 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 for Albuquerque, New Mexico

CES employment for Albuquerque peaked in March 2007 at 399,500. Since then 5,500 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 368,800 in June 2012, Albuquerque has gained 25,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Albuquerque is at a new high of 403,859.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 394,000 -100 403,859 641
October 2017 394,100 1,600 403,218 771
September 2017 392,500 -400 402,447 2,823
August 2017 392,900 100 399,624 -1,154
July 2017 392,800 700 400,778 -2,619
June 2017 392,100 4,400 403,397 2,826
May 2017 387,700 -1,000 400,571 -714
April 2017 388,700 100 401,285 531
March 2017 388,600 -700 400,754 1,261
February 2017 389,300 -2,000 399,493 -177
January 2017 391,300 800 399,670 -174
December 2016 390,500 1,000 399,844 1,195