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Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Farmington fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Farmington peaked in September 2020 at 11.8% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Farmington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
New Mexico 5.3% 0.0 -2.0
Farmington 6.1% -0.2 -2.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 September 2020 at 6,098. There are now 3,072 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Farmington 3,026 -134 -1,190

Number of Unemployed Persons

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 5.3% 6.1% 3,026
March
2022
3.6% 5.3% 6.3% 3,160
February
2022
3.8% 5.6% 6.7% 3,321
January
2022
4.0% 5.9% 7.0% 3,513
December
2021
3.9% 5.9% 7.3% 3,649
November
2021
4.2% 6.0% 7.3% 3,641
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 7.3% 3,656
September
2021
4.7% 6.2% 7.5% 3,744
August
2021
5.2% 6.8% 7.8% 3,861
July
2021
5.4% 7.0% 8.0% 3,988
June
2021
5.9% 7.3% 8.3% 4,101

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.