Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth
There were 70,600 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 89,591 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces added 400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 130 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 4,200 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 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 93,384 for Las Cruces in November 2019. 3,793 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 5,445 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History