Department of Numbers

New Mexico Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Mexico fell 0.3 percentage points in September 2021 to 6.9%. The state unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New Mexico peaked in July 2020 at 12.5% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also see New Mexico unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% -0.4 -3.0
New Mexico 6.9% -0.3 -1.7

Unemployment Rate: New Mexico, National

New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New Mexico Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Mexico peaked in July 2020 at 118,028. There are now 52,443 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Mexico job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
New Mexico 65,585 -3,197 -17,506

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Mexico from 1990 to September 2021

New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8% 6.9% 65,585
August 2021 5.2% 7.2% 68,782
July 2021 5.4% 7.6% 72,474
June 2021 5.9% 7.9% 74,795
May 2021 5.8% 7.9% 75,768
April 2021 6.1% 8.1% 77,403
March 2021 6.0% 8.3% 78,992
February 2021 6.2% 8.3% 79,688
January 2021 6.3% 8.7% 83,276
December 2020 6.7% 8.6% 82,423
November 2020 6.7% 8.5% 82,102
October 2020 6.9% 8.5% 82,015