Department of Numbers

New Mexico Job Growth

There were 849,200 jobs in New Mexico in January 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 900,609 employed persons for the month. New Mexico added 3,000 jobs in January 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,794 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 849,200 +3,000 +10,500
CPS 900,609 +2,794 +13,920

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 March 2008 for New Mexico at 849,900. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in New Mexico according to the employer survey. From a trough of 797,700 in September 2010, New Mexico has gained 51,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Mexico reached a maximum of 904,384 in March 2008. 3,775 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 42,074 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2019

New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2019 849,200 3,000 900,609 2,794
December 2018 846,200 300 897,815 -69
November 2018 845,900 1,000 897,884 117
October 2018 844,900 900 897,767 799
September 2018 844,000 800 896,968 1,041
August 2018 843,200 1,500 895,927 1,089
July 2018 841,700 -400 894,838 1,211
June 2018 842,100 2,700 893,627 1,147
May 2018 839,400 -700 892,480 1,322
April 2018 840,100 -700 891,158 1,553
March 2018 840,800 1,100 889,605 1,577
February 2018 839,700 1,000 888,028 1,339