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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 395,800 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 414,388 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque added 400 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,049 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 395,800 +400 +3,300
CPS 414,388 +1,049 +6,021

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 3,200 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 368,300 in June 2012, Albuquerque has gained 27,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2019 for Albuquerque is at a new high of 414,388.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 395,800 400 414,388 1,049
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
November 2018 394,200 800 411,136 87
October 2018 393,400 100 411,049 406
September 2018 393,300 700 410,643 509
August 2018 392,600 -800 410,134 474
July 2018 393,400 800 409,660 414
June 2018 392,600 1,800 409,246 258
May 2018 390,800 -1,500 408,988 263
April 2018 392,300 -200 408,725 358