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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 69,800 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,246 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces lost 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 321 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,800 -500 -300
CPS 88,246 +321 +1,272

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 July 2016 at 72,400. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 68,800 in August 2018, Las Cruces has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 88,387 for Las Cruces in May 2018. 141 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey. From a August 2018 low of 87,323, Las Cruces has added 923 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 69,800 -500 88,246 321
September 2018 70,300 1,500 87,925 602
August 2018 68,800 -500 87,323 -919
July 2018 69,300 -600 88,242 -135
June 2018 69,900 -300 88,377 -10
May 2018 70,200 100 88,387 450
April 2018 70,100 200 87,937 136
March 2018 69,900 -300 87,801 85
February 2018 70,200 -200 87,716 221
January 2018 70,400 500 87,495 567
December 2017 69,900 0 86,928 -2
November 2017 69,900 -200 86,930 -44