Department of Numbers

New Mexico Job Growth

There were 846,300 jobs in New Mexico in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 896,409 employed persons for the month. New Mexico added 2,500 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 829 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 846,300 +2,500 +16,300
CPS 896,409 +829 +22,666

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 3,600 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 48,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Mexico reached a maximum of 904,384 in March 2008. 7,975 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 37,874 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 846,300 2,500 896,409 829
July 2018 843,800 1,100 895,580 2,330
June 2018 842,700 4,000 893,250 3,077
May 2018 838,700 -1,800 890,173 3,184
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