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Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Farmington fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Farmington peaked in March 2010 at 9.8% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Farmington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
New Mexico 4.9% 0.0 +0.1
Farmington 5.5% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 5,436. There are now 2,496 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,887 in June 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 53. Farmington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Farmington, New Mexico) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Farmington 2,940 -2 +24

Number of Unemployed Persons

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.9%
July
2019
3.7% 4.9% 5.5% 2,940
June
2019
3.7% 4.9% 5.6% 2,942
May
2019
3.6% 5.0% 5.7% 2,997
April
2019
3.6% 5.0% 5.8% 3,072
March
2019
3.8% 5.1% 5.9% 3,151
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 6.1% 3,212
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 6.0% 3,172
December
2018
3.9% 5.0% 5.9% 3,096
November
2018
3.7% 5.0% 5.9% 3,100
October
2018
3.8% 5.0% 5.9% 3,086

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.