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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 72,800 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 89,512 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces lost 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 284 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,800 -300 +700
CPS 89,512 +284 +1,858

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

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Las Cruces peaked in January 2017 at 73,500. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Las Cruces is at a new high of 89,512.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 72,800 -300 89,512 284
February 2017 73,100 -400 89,228 68
January 2017 73,500 500 89,160 136
December 2016 73,000 100 89,024 171
November 2016 72,900 -100 88,853 220
October 2016 73,000 100 88,633 187
September 2016 72,900 200 88,446 121
August 2016 72,700 100 88,325 114
July 2016 72,600 100 88,211 122
June 2016 72,500 -100 88,089 108
May 2016 72,600 400 87,981 143
April 2016 72,200 100 87,838 184