New Mexico Job Growth
There were 811,500 jobs in New Mexico in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 884,938 employed persons for the month. New Mexico added 5,400 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,135 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.
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New Mexico Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for New Mexico as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total Employment in New Mexico
CES employment peaked in January 2020 for New Mexico at 863,600. Since then 52,100 jobs have been lost in New Mexico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 757,700 in May 2020, New Mexico has gained 53,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in New Mexico reached a maximum of 917,621 in November 2019. 32,683 jobs have been lost in New Mexico since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 817,889, New Mexico has added 67,049 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
New Mexico Employment History