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Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Farmington fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2018 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Farmington peaked in March 2010 at 9.9% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Farmington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
New Mexico 5.8% -0.1 -0.6
Farmington 5.9% -0.4 -3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 2010 at 5,440. There are now 2,292 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 February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Farmington 3,148 -179 -1,752

Number of Unemployed Persons

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 5.8% 5.9% 3,148
January
2018
4.1% 5.9% 6.3% 3,327
December
2017
4.1% 6.0% 6.7% 3,544
November
2017
4.1% 6.0% 6.9% 3,615
October
2017
4.1% 6.0% 7.0% 3,658
September
2017
4.2% 6.0% 7.1% 3,701
August
2017
4.4% 6.0% 7.1% 3,691
July
2017
4.3% 6.1% 7.1% 3,683
June
2017
4.3% 6.1% 7.1% 3,713
May
2017
4.3% 6.2% 7.6% 4,039
April
2017
4.4% 6.3% 8.2% 4,396

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.