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Albuquerque, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 401,900 jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 421,381 employed persons for the month. Albuquerque added 400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 275 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albuquerque job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 401,900 +400 +20,800
CPS 421,381 +275 +14,091

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 1,100 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,800 in April 2020, Albuquerque has gained 51,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 424,679 for Albuquerque in February 2020. 3,298 jobs have been lost in Albuquerque since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 368,409, Albuquerque has added 52,972 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Albuquerque, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 401,900 400 421,381 275
March 2022 401,500 1,400 421,106 1,205
February 2022 400,100 2,400 419,901 1,232
January 2022 397,700 0 418,669 810
December 2021 397,700 700 417,859 -94
November 2021 397,000 3,100 417,953 132
October 2021 393,900 4,600 417,821 6,021
September 2021 389,300 600 411,800 1,098
August 2021 388,700 2,000 410,702 1,130
July 2021 386,700 6,900 409,572 998
June 2021 379,800 -3,300 408,574 699
May 2021 383,100 2,000 407,875 585