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Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Farmington fell 3.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 10.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Farmington peaked in April 2020 at 13.6% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Farmington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
New Mexico 9.2% -2.7 +4.3
Farmington 10.6% -3.0 +5.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Farmington, New Mexico, National

Farmington, New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Farmington peaked in April 2020 at 6,594. There are now 1,540 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Farmington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Farmington, New Mexico) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Farmington 5,054 -1,540 +2,199

Number of Unemployed Persons

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.2% 10.6% 5,054
April
2020
14.7% 11.9% 13.6% 6,594
March
2020
4.4% 6.3% 7.6% 4,007
February
2020
3.5% 4.8% 5.9% 3,083
January
2020
3.6% 4.8% 5.8% 3,036
December
2019
3.5% 4.8% 5.9% 3,101
November
2019
3.5% 4.8% 5.9% 3,064
October
2019
3.6% 4.8% 5.8% 3,016
September
2019
3.5% 4.8% 5.7% 2,963
August
2019
3.7% 4.8% 5.6% 2,906
July
2019
3.7% 4.8% 5.5% 2,857

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.