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Santa Fe, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 63,700 jobs in Santa Fe, New Mexico in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,956 employed persons for the month. Santa Fe lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 59 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Fe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,700 -200 +500
CPS 71,956 -59 +1,756

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe, New Mexico

CES employment for Santa Fe peaked in September 2007 at 67,600. Since then 3,900 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,200 in November 2009, Santa Fe has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,115 for Santa Fe in January 2007. 4,159 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe since then according to the household survey. From a August 2014 low of 68,060, Santa Fe has added 3,896 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 63,700 -200 71,956 -59
January 2019 63,900 300 72,015 542
December 2018 63,600 -200 71,473 -213
November 2018 63,800 -200 71,686 185
October 2018 64,000 600 71,501 -329
September 2018 63,400 -300 71,830 -94
August 2018 63,700 200 71,924 -150
July 2018 63,500 -200 72,074 496
June 2018 63,700 0 71,578 440
May 2018 63,700 200 71,138 201
April 2018 63,500 200 70,937 656
March 2018 63,300 100 70,281 81