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Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 75,000 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 93,541 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces added 100 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 396 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Cruces job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 75,000 +100 +4,500
CPS 93,541 +396 +2,672

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 December 2019 at 75,000. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,200 in May 2020, Las Cruces has gained 7,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 94,198 for Las Cruces in February 2020. 657 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 83,742, Las Cruces has added 9,799 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 75,000 100 93,541 396
February 2022 74,900 400 93,145 445
January 2022 74,500 -300 92,700 372
December 2021 74,800 900 92,328 -12
November 2021 73,900 100 92,340 34
October 2021 73,800 700 92,306 152
September 2021 73,100 -200 92,154 204
August 2021 73,300 300 91,950 250
July 2021 73,000 100 91,700 266
June 2021 72,900 1,500 91,434 231
May 2021 71,400 500 91,203 211
April 2021 70,900 400 90,992 123