Department of Numbers

Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 71,400 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 87,825 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 140 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,400 0 +400
CPS 87,825 +140 +1,825

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 July 2016 at 71,800. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 71,200 in September 2016, Las Cruces has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Las Cruces is at a new high of 87,825.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 71,400 0 87,825 140
November 2016 71,400 -100 87,685 238
October 2016 71,500 300 87,447 188
September 2016 71,200 -600 87,259 -80
August 2016 71,800 0 87,339 -131
July 2016 71,800 700 87,470 325
June 2016 71,100 -300 87,145 324
May 2016 71,400 0 86,821 -106
April 2016 71,400 0 86,927 130
March 2016 71,400 200 86,797 207
February 2016 71,200 -200 86,590 172
January 2016 71,400 400 86,418 418