Department of Numbers

New Mexico Job Growth

There were 841,700 jobs in New Mexico in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 890,422 employed persons for the month. New Mexico added 1,200 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,433 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 841,700 +1,200 +13,200
CPS 890,422 +3,433 +19,560

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 8,200 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 44,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Mexico reached a maximum of 904,384 in March 2008. 13,962 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 31,887 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 841,700 1,200 890,422 3,433
April 2018 840,500 600 886,989 2,910
March 2018 839,900 700 884,079 2,966
February 2018 839,200 900 881,113 2,860
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