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Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Farmington fell 0.8 percentage points in November 2020 to 8.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Farmington peaked in July 2020 at 14.5% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Farmington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
New Mexico 7.5% -0.6 +2.7
Farmington 8.8% -0.8 +2.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 7,104. There are now 2,753 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Farmington 4,351 -422 +1,287

Number of Unemployed Persons

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 7.5% 8.8% 4,351
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 9.6% 4,773
September
2020
7.8% 9.9% 12.1% 6,158
August
2020
8.4% 11.4% 13.2% 6,396
July
2020
10.2% 12.7% 14.5% 7,104
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 10.3% 4,793
May
2020
13.3% 9.1% 10.7% 5,029
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 4.8% 5.8% 3,036

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.