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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 391,700 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 415,799 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque added 2,000 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 354 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 391,700 +2,000 +20,800
CPS 415,799 -354 +12,825

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Albuquerque 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 for Albuquerque, New Mexico

CES employment for Albuquerque peaked in February 2020 at 402,900. Since then 11,200 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,000 in April 2020, Albuquerque has gained 41,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 422,371 for Albuquerque in December 2019. 6,572 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 369,306, Albuquerque has added 46,493 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 391,700 2,000 415,799 -354
October 2021 389,700 5,600 416,153 4,964
September 2021 384,100 -2,100 411,189 -801
August 2021 386,200 5,700 411,990 5,415
July 2021 380,500 2,100 406,575 5,675
June 2021 378,400 -800 400,900 -78
May 2021 379,200 1,600 400,978 35
April 2021 377,600 200 400,943 176
March 2021 377,400 2,800 400,767 7
February 2021 374,600 1,800 400,760 -41
January 2021 372,800 3,700 400,801 -930
December 2020 369,100 -1,800 401,731 -1,243