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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 387,500 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 400,582 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque lost 1,200 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 703 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 387,500 -1,200 +100
CPS 400,582 -703 +5,293

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 12,000 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 368,800 in June 2012, Albuquerque has gained 18,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 401,285 for Albuquerque in April 2017. 703 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 387,500 -1,200 400,582 -703
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
November 2016 389,500 1,000 398,649 964
October 2016 388,500 -1,600 397,685 -69
September 2016 390,100 500 397,754 238
August 2016 389,600 700 397,516 819
July 2016 388,900 1,100 396,697 851
June 2016 387,800 400 395,846 557