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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 397,000 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 421,288 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque added 800 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 336 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 397,000 +800 +2,800
CPS 421,288 +336 +10,152

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 399,000. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 368,300 in June 2012, Albuquerque has gained 28,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2019 for Albuquerque is at a new high of 421,288.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 397,000 800 421,288 336
October 2019 396,200 -100 420,952 615
September 2019 396,300 100 420,337 1,009
August 2019 396,200 0 419,328 972
July 2019 396,200 500 418,356 1,152
June 2019 395,700 200 417,204 1,274
May 2019 395,500 100 415,930 765
April 2019 395,400 -600 415,165 710
March 2019 396,000 600 414,455 1,116
February 2019 395,400 900 413,339 1,126
January 2019 394,500 1,000 412,213 1,105
December 2018 393,500 -700 411,108 -28