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Las Cruces, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Cruces fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Las Cruces peaked in August 2010 at 7.9% and is now 1.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.7% in June 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Las Cruces 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
Las Cruces 6.7% 0.0 -0.3
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: Las Cruces, New Mexico, National

Las Cruces, New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Las Cruces, New Mexico Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Las Cruces peaked in August 2010 at 7,405. There are now 1,016 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,379 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 10. Las Cruces employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Las Cruces, New Mexico) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Cruces 6,389 +10 -345

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Cruces, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Las Cruces
Unemployment Rate
Las Cruces
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 6.1% 6.7% 6,389
October
2017
4.1% 6.1% 6.7% 6,379
September
2017
4.2% 6.2% 6.9% 6,524
August
2017
4.4% 6.3% 7.0% 6,686
July
2017
4.3% 6.3% 7.0% 6,710
June
2017
4.3% 6.4% 6.7% 6,471
May
2017
4.3% 6.6% 7.0% 6,725
April
2017
4.4% 6.7% 7.3% 7,039
March
2017
4.5% 6.7% 7.3% 7,088
February
2017
4.7% 6.8% 7.4% 7,082
January
2017
4.8% 6.7% 7.1% 6,844

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.