Department of Numbers

Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 68,700 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,968 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces lost 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 169 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,700 -300 -5,600
CPS 83,968 +169 -8,799

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 January 2020 at 74,600. Since then 5,900 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,200 in April 2020, Las Cruces has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 92,930 for Las Cruces in December 2019. 8,962 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 5,930 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 68,700 -300 83,968 169
October 2020 69,000 100 83,799 -1,287
September 2020 68,900 900 85,086 7,048
August 2020 68,000 -500 78,038 -2,339
July 2020 68,500 100 80,377 -4,182
June 2020 68,400 2,000 84,559 2,496
May 2020 66,400 200 82,063 1,566
April 2020 66,200 -8,300 80,497 -11,445
March 2020 74,500 100 91,942 -826
February 2020 74,400 -200 92,768 65
January 2020 74,600 400 92,703 -227
December 2019 74,200 -100 92,930 163