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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 387,000 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 397,702 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque lost 2,800 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 613 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 387,000 -2,800 -14,000
CPS 397,702 +613 -22,236

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 January 2020 at 403,000. Since then 16,000 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 353,600 in April 2020, Albuquerque has gained 33,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 420,257 for Albuquerque in December 2019. 22,555 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 360,599, Albuquerque has added 37,103 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 387,000 -2,800 397,702 613
October 2020 389,800 1,000 397,089 -2,699
September 2020 388,800 2,200 399,788 29,624
August 2020 386,600 17,100 370,164 8,539
July 2020 369,500 -1,900 361,625 -22,613
June 2020 371,400 10,200 384,238 12,770
May 2020 361,200 7,600 371,468 10,869
April 2020 353,600 -46,000 360,599 -53,799
March 2020 399,600 -2,700 414,398 -5,154
February 2020 402,300 -700 419,552 -48
January 2020 403,000 3,300 419,600 -657
December 2019 399,700 -1,300 420,257 319