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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 72,100 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 90,360 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces added 400 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 211 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,100 +400 +2,300
CPS 90,360 +211 +3,431

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 2,700 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 5,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 93,384 for Las Cruces in November 2019. 3,024 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 84,146, Las Cruces has added 6,214 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 72,100 400 90,360 211
July 2021 71,700 -100 90,149 348
June 2021 71,800 900 89,801 191
May 2021 70,900 700 89,610 149
April 2021 70,200 0 89,461 79
March 2021 70,200 300 89,382 82
February 2021 69,900 100 89,300 63
January 2021 69,800 200 89,237 -52
December 2020 69,600 -300 89,289 -546
November 2020 69,900 -300 89,835 -730
October 2020 70,200 -300 90,565 -967
September 2020 70,500 700 91,532 4,603