Department of Numbers

New Mexico Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Mexico fell 0.3 percentage points in December 2014 to 6.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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 1.9 percentage points lower. You can also see New Mexico unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
New Mexico 6.1% -0.3 -0.5

Note: All comparisons are made with December data as January state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: New Mexico, National

New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 18,587 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Mexico job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
New Mexico 56,110 -2,867 -5,257

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployed
January 2015 5.7%
December 2014 5.6% 6.1% 56,110
November 2014 5.8% 6.4% 58,977
October 2014 5.7% 6.5% 59,664
September 2014 5.9% 6.6% 60,692
August 2014 6.1% 6.7% 61,796
July 2014 6.2% 6.6% 60,821
June 2014 6.1% 6.5% 60,461
May 2014 6.3% 6.5% 60,979
April 2014 6.2% 6.8% 63,267
March 2014 6.6% 7.0% 65,537
February 2014 6.7% 6.7% 62,737