Department of Numbers

New Mexico Job Growth

There were 846,700 jobs in New Mexico in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 899,600 employed persons for the month. New Mexico added 1,600 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,719 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 846,700 +1,600 +45,600
CPS 899,600 +1,719 +25,861

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 863,900. Since then 17,200 jobs have been lost in New Mexico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 757,300 in May 2020, New Mexico has gained 89,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Mexico reached a maximum of 920,861 in December 2019. 21,261 jobs have been lost in New Mexico since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 815,040, New Mexico has added 84,560 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 846,700 1,600 899,600 1,719
March 2022 845,100 2,600 897,881 3,556
February 2022 842,500 6,400 894,325 5,032
January 2022 836,100 2,300 889,293 2,878
December 2021 833,800 1,100 886,415 -72
November 2021 832,700 3,200 886,487 414
October 2021 829,500 8,100 886,073 2,112
September 2021 821,400 -1,700 883,961 2,037
August 2021 823,100 1,600 881,924 2,000
July 2021 821,500 13,500 879,924 1,719
June 2021 808,000 1,900 878,205 2,045
May 2021 806,100 5,000 876,160 2,421