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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 68,400 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 80,318 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces lost 0 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,241 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,400 0 -5,400
CPS 80,318 -4,241 -11,576

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 January 2020 at 74,600. Since then 6,200 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,200 in April 2020, Las Cruces has gained 2,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 92,930 for Las Cruces in December 2019. 12,612 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 68,400 0 80,318 -4,241
June 2020 68,400 2,000 84,559 2,496
May 2020 66,400 200 82,063 1,566
April 2020 66,200 -8,300 80,497 -11,445
March 2020 74,500 100 91,942 -826
February 2020 74,400 -200 92,768 65
January 2020 74,600 400 92,703 -227
December 2019 74,200 -100 92,930 163
November 2019 74,300 0 92,767 189
October 2019 74,300 300 92,578 216
September 2019 74,000 300 92,362 233
August 2019 73,700 -100 92,129 235