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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 73,200 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 93,124 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces lost 400 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 110 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,200 -400 +400
CPS 93,124 +110 +1,545

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces, New Mexico

CES employment for Las Cruces peaked in November 2018 at 74,100. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Las Cruces is at a new high of 93,124.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 73,200 -400 93,124 110
July 2019 73,600 -100 93,014 163
June 2019 73,700 -100 92,851 190
May 2019 73,800 0 92,661 148
April 2019 73,800 -100 92,513 115
March 2019 73,900 0 92,398 127
February 2019 73,900 -100 92,271 206
January 2019 74,000 200 92,065 277
December 2018 73,800 -300 91,788 -18
November 2018 74,100 300 91,806 -6
October 2018 73,800 0 91,812 90
September 2018 73,800 1,000 91,722 143