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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 382,700 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 395,178 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque lost 400 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,079 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 382,700 -400 -600
CPS 395,178 +1,079 +6,450

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 399,400. Since then 16,700 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 368,300 in June 2012, Albuquerque has gained 14,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 395,522 for Albuquerque in June 2016. 344 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 392,583, Albuquerque has added 2,595 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 382,700 -400 395,178 1,079
October 2016 383,100 -600 394,099 -367
September 2016 383,700 -900 394,466 1,883
August 2016 384,600 -100 392,583 -1,426
July 2016 384,700 -400 394,009 -1,513
June 2016 385,100 -400 395,522 2,645
May 2016 385,500 1,400 392,877 -149
April 2016 384,100 -500 393,026 314
March 2016 384,600 1,000 392,712 2,020
February 2016 383,600 1,000 390,692 1,477
January 2016 382,600 -500 389,215 53
December 2015 383,100 -200 389,162 434