Las Cruces, New Mexico Job Growth
There were 69,800 jobs in Las Cruces, New Mexico in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,246 employed persons for the month. Las Cruces lost 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 321 (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 July 2016 at 72,400. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces according to the employer survey. From a trough of 68,800 in August 2018, Las Cruces has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 88,387 for Las Cruces in May 2018. 141 jobs have been lost in Las Cruces since then according to the household survey. From a August 2018 low of 87,323, Las Cruces has added 923 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Las Cruces, New Mexico Employment History