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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 381,700 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 407,843 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque added 3,300 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,943 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 381,700 +3,300 +15,300
CPS 407,843 +6,943 +27,133

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 21,200 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,000 in April 2020, Albuquerque has gained 31,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 422,371 for Albuquerque in December 2019. 14,528 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 369,306, Albuquerque has added 38,537 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 381,700 3,300 407,843 6,943
June 2021 378,400 -800 400,900 -78
May 2021 379,200 1,600 400,978 35
April 2021 377,600 200 400,943 176
March 2021 377,400 2,800 400,767 7
February 2021 374,600 1,800 400,760 -41
January 2021 372,800 3,700 400,801 -930
December 2020 369,100 -1,800 401,731 -1,243
November 2020 370,900 -3,100 402,974 -1,942
October 2020 374,000 1,500 404,916 -3,288
September 2020 372,500 2,100 408,204 19,792
August 2020 370,400 4,000 388,412 7,702