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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 352,700 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 359,649 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque lost 46,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 54,749 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 352,700 -46,900 -45,300
CPS 359,649 -54,749 -55,024

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 50,300 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 420,257 for Albuquerque in December 2019. 60,608 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 352,700 -46,900 359,649 -54,749
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
November 2019 401,000 800 419,938 483
October 2019 400,200 -900 419,455 616
September 2019 401,100 600 418,839 763
August 2019 400,500 800 418,076 868
July 2019 399,700 1,300 417,208 895
June 2019 398,400 700 416,313 872
May 2019 397,700 -300 415,441 768