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Santa Fe, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Fe fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Fe peaked in April 2010 at 7.1% and is now 2.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in June 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Santa Fe 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
Santa Fe 5.1% -0.1 -0.2
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: Santa Fe, New Mexico, National

Santa Fe, New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Santa Fe, New Mexico Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Santa Fe peaked in July 2009 at 5,291. There are now 1,552 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,737 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2. Santa Fe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Fe 3,739 -68 -118

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Fe, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Santa Fe
Unemployment Rate
Santa Fe
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 6.1% 5.1% 3,739
October
2017
4.1% 6.1% 5.2% 3,807
September
2017
4.2% 6.2% 5.2% 3,828
August
2017
4.4% 6.3% 5.2% 3,852
July
2017
4.3% 6.3% 5.3% 3,901
June
2017
4.3% 6.4% 5.1% 3,737
May
2017
4.3% 6.6% 5.4% 3,937
April
2017
4.4% 6.7% 5.4% 3,954
March
2017
4.5% 6.7% 5.4% 3,932
February
2017
4.7% 6.8% 5.4% 3,950
January
2017
4.8% 6.7% 5.3% 3,878

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.