Department of Numbers

New Mexico Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Mexico rose 0.3 percentage points in March 2014 to 7.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New Mexico peaked in March 2010 at 8.0% and is now 1.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in December 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also see New Mexico unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
New Mexico 7.0% +0.3 +0.1

Unemployment Rate: New Mexico, National

New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New Mexico Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Mexico peaked in August 2010 at 74,697. There are now 9,157 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 61,367 in December 2013, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,173. New Mexico job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
New Mexico 65,540 +2,803 +1,723

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Mexico from 1990 to March 2014

New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 7.0% 65,540
February 2014 6.7% 6.7% 62,737
January 2014 6.6% 6.6% 61,584
December 2013 6.7% 6.6% 61,367
November 2013 7.0% 6.7% 62,105
October 2013 7.2% 6.8% 62,904
September 2013 7.2% 6.9% 63,700
August 2013 7.2% 7.0% 64,349
July 2013 7.3% 7.0% 64,595
June 2013 7.5% 6.9% 64,408
May 2013 7.5% 6.9% 64,080
April 2013 7.5% 6.9% 63,843
March 2013 7.5% 6.9% 63,817