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Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Farmington fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2021 to 7.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Farmington peaked in July 2020 at 14.4% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Farmington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
New Mexico 6.2% -0.3 -2.3
Farmington 7.3% -0.4 -2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 July 2020 at 7,431. There are now 3,815 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 November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Farmington 3,616 -178 -1,522

Number of Unemployed Persons

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.2% 7.3% 3,616
October
2021
4.6% 6.5% 7.7% 3,794
September
2021
4.7% 6.9% 8.1% 4,028
August
2021
5.2% 7.2% 8.5% 4,256
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 9.0% 4,535
June
2021
5.9% 7.9% 9.5% 4,732
May
2021
5.8% 7.9% 9.7% 4,857
April
2021
6.0% 8.1% 10.0% 5,002
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 10.1% 5,093
February
2021
6.2% 8.3% 10.2% 5,144
January
2021
6.4% 8.7% 10.2% 5,187

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.