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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 73,900 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 92,058 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,093 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,900 -100 +400
CPS 92,058 +1,093 +4,342

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 2018 at 74,100. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,800 in December 2018, Las Cruces has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Las Cruces is at a new high of 92,058.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 73,900 -100 92,058 1,093
January 2019 74,000 200 90,965 2,225
December 2018 73,800 -300 88,740 87
November 2018 74,100 300 88,653 413
October 2018 73,800 0 88,240 315
September 2018 73,800 1,000 87,925 602
August 2018 72,800 -400 87,323 -919
July 2018 73,200 -100 88,242 -135
June 2018 73,300 -200 88,377 -10
May 2018 73,500 100 88,387 450
April 2018 73,400 -200 87,937 136
March 2018 73,600 100 87,801 85