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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 395,200 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 409,686 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque added 1,900 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,605 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 395,200 +1,900 +6,900
CPS 409,686 +2,605 +10,193

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 March 2007 at 399,500. Since then 4,300 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 368,800 in June 2012, Albuquerque has gained 26,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Albuquerque is at a new high of 409,686.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 395,200 1,900 409,686 2,605
January 2018 393,300 2,600 407,081 744
December 2017 390,700 -800 406,337 2,163
November 2017 391,500 800 404,174 956
October 2017 390,700 800 403,218 771
September 2017 389,900 600 402,447 2,823
August 2017 389,300 700 399,624 -1,154
July 2017 388,600 -1,700 400,778 -2,619
June 2017 390,300 2,200 403,397 2,826
May 2017 388,100 -500 400,571 -714
April 2017 388,600 -100 401,285 531
March 2017 388,700 400 400,754 1,261