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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 371,600 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in January 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 398,851 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque added 2,500 jobs in January 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 754 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 371,600 +2,500 -31,200
CPS 398,851 +754 -20,749

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 31,300 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,000 in April 2020, Albuquerque has gained 21,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 420,257 for Albuquerque in December 2019. 21,406 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 360,599, Albuquerque has added 38,252 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2021 371,600 2,500 398,851 754
December 2020 369,100 -1,800 398,097 433
November 2020 370,900 -3,100 397,664 575
October 2020 374,000 1,500 397,089 -2,699
September 2020 372,500 2,100 399,788 29,624
August 2020 370,400 4,000 370,164 8,539
July 2020 366,400 3,400 361,625 -22,613
June 2020 363,000 11,400 384,238 12,770
May 2020 351,600 1,600 371,468 10,869
April 2020 350,000 -51,300 360,599 -53,799
March 2020 401,300 -1,600 414,398 -5,154
February 2020 402,900 100 419,552 -48