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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 378,300 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 364,939 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque added 8,800 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,314 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 378,300 +8,800 -22,200
CPS 364,939 +3,314 -53,137

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 24,700 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 353,600 in April 2020, Albuquerque has gained 24,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 420,257 for Albuquerque in December 2019. 55,318 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 360,599, Albuquerque has added 4,340 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 378,300 8,800 364,939 3,314
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
November 2019 401,000 800 419,938 483
October 2019 400,200 -900 419,455 616
September 2019 401,100 600 418,839 763