Department of Numbers

New Mexico Job Growth

There were 865,300 jobs in New Mexico in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 915,402 employed persons for the month. New Mexico added 4,300 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,208 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Mexico job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 865,300 +4,300 +14,100
CPS 915,402 +1,208 +15,439

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 in January 2020 for New Mexico is at a new high of 865,300.

CPS employment in New Mexico for January 2020 is at a new high of 915,402.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 865,300 4,300 915,402 1,208
December 2019 861,000 -1,500 914,194 -274
November 2019 862,500 2,000 914,468 -64
October 2019 860,500 -1,100 914,532 1,195
September 2019 861,600 1,500 913,337 1,930
August 2019 860,100 2,100 911,407 2,264
July 2019 858,000 1,800 909,143 2,352
June 2019 856,200 4,100 906,791 1,934
May 2019 852,100 -1,600 904,857 1,604
April 2019 853,700 -600 903,253 1,261
March 2019 854,300 1,400 901,992 1,020
February 2019 852,900 1,700 900,972 1,009