Department of Numbers

New Mexico Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Mexico fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2016 to 6.2%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New Mexico peaked in May 2010 at 8.3% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in March 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see New Mexico unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
New Mexico 6.2% 0.0 -0.4

Unemployment Rate: New Mexico, National

New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New Mexico Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Mexico peaked in June 2010 at 77,716. There are now 20,893 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 56,725 in April 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 98. New Mexico job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
New Mexico 56,823 +98 -3,850

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Mexico from 1990 to May 2016

New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployed
May 2016 4.7% 6.2% 56,823
April 2016 5.0% 6.2% 56,725
March 2016 5.0% 6.2% 57,359
February 2016 4.9% 6.4% 58,379
January 2016 4.9% 6.5% 59,150
December 2015 5.0% 6.6% 60,094
November 2015 5.0% 6.6% 60,001
October 2015 5.0% 6.5% 59,947
September 2015 5.1% 6.5% 59,936
August 2015 5.1% 6.5% 60,015
July 2015 5.3% 6.6% 60,231
June 2015 5.3% 6.6% 60,514