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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 70,600 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 89,591 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces added 400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 130 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,600 +400 +3,300
CPS 89,591 +130 +4,486

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 2019 at 74,800. Since then 4,200 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,100 in April 2020, Las Cruces has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 93,384 for Las Cruces in November 2019. 3,793 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 84,146, Las Cruces has added 5,445 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 70,600 400 89,591 130
April 2021 70,200 0 89,461 79
March 2021 70,200 300 89,382 82
February 2021 69,900 100 89,300 63
January 2021 69,800 200 89,237 -52
December 2020 69,600 -300 89,289 -546
November 2020 69,900 -300 89,835 -730
October 2020 70,200 -300 90,565 -967
September 2020 70,500 700 91,532 4,603
August 2020 69,800 400 86,929 491
July 2020 69,400 600 86,438 602
June 2020 68,800 1,500 85,836 731