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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 389,000 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 399,559 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque lost 2,300 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 204 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 389,000 -2,300 +1,600
CPS 399,559 +204 +8,867

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 10,500 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 368,800 in June 2012, Albuquerque has gained 20,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2017 for Albuquerque is at a new high of 399,559.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 389,000 -2,300 399,559 204
January 2017 391,300 800 399,355 1,709
December 2016 390,500 1,000 397,646 1,713
November 2016 389,500 1,000 395,933 1,834
October 2016 388,500 -1,600 394,099 -367
September 2016 390,100 500 394,466 1,883
August 2016 389,600 700 392,583 -1,426
July 2016 388,900 1,100 394,009 -1,513
June 2016 387,800 400 395,522 2,645
May 2016 387,400 300 392,877 -149
April 2016 387,100 200 393,026 314
March 2016 386,900 -500 392,712 2,020