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Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Farmington fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2021 to 9.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Farmington peaked in July 2020 at 14.4% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Farmington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
New Mexico 8.0% -0.1 -2.0
Farmington 9.7% -0.3 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 2,571 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 May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Farmington 4,860 -142 -782

Number of Unemployed Persons

Farmington, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployment Rate
Farmington
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 8.0% 9.7% 4,860
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 8.7% 10.2% 5,187
December
2020
6.7% 8.6% 10.1% 5,157
November
2020
6.7% 8.5% 10.1% 5,138
October
2020
6.9% 8.5% 10.1% 5,129
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 10.9% 5,591
August
2020
8.4% 9.3% 10.7% 5,277
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 14.4% 7,431

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.