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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 70,000 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 90,390 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,000 +200 -4,500
CPS 90,390 +137 -2,378

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 4,800 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 2,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 92,930 for Las Cruces in December 2019. 2,540 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey. From a August 2020 low of 78,038, Las Cruces has added 12,352 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 70,000 200 90,390 137
January 2021 69,800 200 90,253 6,178
December 2020 69,600 -300 84,075 140
November 2020 69,900 -300 83,935 136
October 2020 70,200 -300 83,799 -1,287
September 2020 70,500 700 85,086 7,048
August 2020 69,800 400 78,038 -2,339
July 2020 69,400 600 80,377 -4,182
June 2020 68,800 1,500 84,559 2,496
May 2020 67,300 200 82,063 1,566
April 2020 67,100 -7,500 80,497 -11,445
March 2020 74,600 100 91,942 -826