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Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Farmington fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Farmington peaked in March 2010 at 9.9% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.1% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Farmington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
New Mexico 6.1% 0.0 -0.6
Farmington 6.9% -0.1 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Farmington, New Mexico, National

Farmington, New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Farmington peaked in April 2010 at 5,440. There are now 1,825 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,424 in December 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 191. Farmington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Farmington, New Mexico) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Farmington 3,615 -43 -1,181

Number of Unemployed Persons

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 6.1% 6.9% 3,615
October
2017
4.1% 6.1% 7.0% 3,658
September
2017
4.2% 6.2% 7.1% 3,701
August
2017
4.4% 6.3% 7.1% 3,691
July
2017
4.3% 6.3% 7.1% 3,683
June
2017
4.3% 6.4% 7.1% 3,713
May
2017
4.3% 6.6% 7.6% 4,039
April
2017
4.4% 6.7% 8.2% 4,396
March
2017
4.5% 6.7% 8.6% 4,603
February
2017
4.7% 6.8% 9.1% 4,900
January
2017
4.8% 6.7% 9.3% 5,023

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.