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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 72,900 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,980 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces added 700 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 108 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,900 +700 +200
CPS 88,980 -108 +655

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 600 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,100 in June 2017, Las Cruces has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 89,882 for Las Cruces in May 2017. 902 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 72,900 700 88,980 -108
July 2017 72,200 100 89,088 -428
June 2017 72,100 -1,000 89,516 -366
May 2017 73,100 -100 89,882 239
April 2017 73,200 400 89,643 182
March 2017 72,800 -300 89,461 233
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