Department of Numbers

Santa Fe, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 63,400 jobs in Santa Fe, New Mexico in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,216 employed persons for the month. Santa Fe lost 400 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 175 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Fe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,400 -400 -600
CPS 72,216 -175 +799

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 4,200 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 2,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,042 for Santa Fe in January 2007. 3,826 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe since then according to the household survey. From a July 2013 low of 68,590, Santa Fe has added 3,626 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 63,400 -400 72,216 -175
September 2019 63,800 -100 72,391 96
August 2019 63,900 0 72,295 103
July 2019 63,900 0 72,192 254
June 2019 63,900 300 71,938 162
May 2019 63,600 200 71,776 90
April 2019 63,400 -400 71,686 89
March 2019 63,800 0 71,597 63
February 2019 63,800 -100 71,534 112
January 2019 63,900 300 71,422 112
December 2018 63,600 -200 71,310 -4
November 2018 63,800 -200 71,314 -103