Department of Numbers

Las Cruces, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Cruces fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Las Cruces peaked in August 2010 at 7.9% and is now 1.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Las Cruces 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
Las Cruces 6.4% 0.0 -1.0
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: Las Cruces, New Mexico, National

Las Cruces, New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Las Cruces, New Mexico Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Las Cruces peaked in August 2010 at 7,405. There are now 1,380 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Las Cruces employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Las Cruces, New Mexico) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Cruces 6,025 -68 -1,057

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Cruces, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Las Cruces
Unemployment Rate
Las Cruces
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 5.8% 6.4% 6,025
January
2018
4.1% 5.9% 6.4% 6,093
December
2017
4.1% 6.0% 6.6% 6,328
November
2017
4.1% 6.0% 6.7% 6,388
October
2017
4.1% 6.0% 6.7% 6,379
September
2017
4.2% 6.0% 6.9% 6,524
August
2017
4.4% 6.0% 7.0% 6,686
July
2017
4.3% 6.1% 7.0% 6,710
June
2017
4.3% 6.1% 6.7% 6,471
May
2017
4.3% 6.2% 7.0% 6,725
April
2017
4.4% 6.3% 7.3% 7,039

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.