Department of Numbers

New Mexico Job Growth

There were 840,300 jobs in New Mexico in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 881,222 employed persons for the month. New Mexico added 2,000 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,969 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 840,300 +2,000 +11,300
CPS 881,222 +2,969 +12,994

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 February 2008 for New Mexico at 849,900. Since then 9,600 jobs have been lost in New Mexico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 797,600 in September 2010, New Mexico has gained 42,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Mexico reached a maximum of 904,384 in March 2008. 23,162 jobs have been lost in New Mexico since then according to the household survey. From a August 2013 low of 858,535, New Mexico has added 22,687 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 840,300 2,000 881,222 2,969
January 2018 838,300 2,500 878,253 2,454
December 2017 835,800 -500 875,799 -124
November 2017 836,300 3,400 875,923 120
October 2017 832,900 3,600 875,803 889
September 2017 829,300 -700 874,914 1,171
August 2017 830,000 600 873,743 1,064
July 2017 829,400 500 872,679 1,021
June 2017 828,900 400 871,658 796
May 2017 828,500 -1,300 870,862 803
April 2017 829,800 0 870,059 879
March 2017 829,800 800 869,180 952