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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 70,100 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,075 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces lost 300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 377 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,100 -300 -1,300
CPS 88,075 -377 -1,153

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 2,300 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,900 in November 2017, Las Cruces has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 89,882 for Las Cruces in May 2017. 1,807 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 70,100 -300 88,075 -377
January 2018 70,400 500 88,452 -618
December 2017 69,900 0 89,070 320
November 2017 69,900 -200 88,750 218
October 2017 70,100 -300 88,532 36
September 2017 70,400 0 88,496 -57
August 2017 70,400 100 88,553 -535
July 2017 70,300 -800 89,088 -428
June 2017 71,100 200 89,516 -366
May 2017 70,900 -500 89,882 239
April 2017 71,400 0 89,643 182
March 2017 71,400 0 89,461 233