Department of Numbers

Santa Fe, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 63,600 jobs in Santa Fe, New Mexico in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,294 employed persons for the month. Santa Fe added 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 202 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Fe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,600 +300 -200
CPS 69,294 +202 +948

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

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe, New Mexico

CES employment for Santa Fe peaked in September 2007 at 67,700. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,200 in November 2009, Santa Fe has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,115 for Santa Fe in January 2007. 6,821 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe since then according to the household survey. From a August 2014 low of 67,725, Santa Fe has added 1,569 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 63,600 300 69,294 202
February 2017 63,300 -500 69,092 -219
January 2017 63,800 0 69,311 567
December 2016 63,800 -200 68,744 -66
November 2016 64,000 200 68,810 -22
October 2016 63,800 300 68,832 -33
September 2016 63,500 0 68,865 -88
August 2016 63,500 -200 68,953 -3
July 2016 63,700 300 68,956 11
June 2016 63,400 -200 68,945 139
May 2016 63,600 200 68,806 292
April 2016 63,400 -400 68,514 168