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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 76,100 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,482 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces added 200 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 76,100 +200 +2,200
CPS 94,482 +4 +2,142

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 September 2022 at 76,400. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,900 in October 2022, Las Cruces has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 94,578 for Las Cruces in July 2022. 96 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey. From a October 2022 low of 94,478, Las Cruces has added 4 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 76,100 200 94,482 4
October 2022 75,900 -500 94,478 -49
September 2022 76,400 1,200 94,527 45
August 2022 75,200 0 94,482 -96
July 2022 75,200 300 94,578 130
June 2022 74,900 100 94,448 303
May 2022 74,800 -200 94,145 340
April 2022 75,000 0 93,805 288
March 2022 75,000 100 93,517 372
February 2022 74,900 400 93,145 445
January 2022 74,500 -300 92,700 372
December 2021 74,800 900 92,328 -12