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Las Cruces, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Cruces fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Las Cruces peaked in July 2020 at 9.1% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Cruces unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
New Mexico 5.3% 0.0 -2.0
Las Cruces 5.1% -0.2 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 September 2020 at 8,975. There are now 3,931 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Cruces 5,044 -177 -1,742

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
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 5.3% 5.1% 5,044
March
2022
3.6% 5.3% 5.3% 5,221
February
2022
3.8% 5.6% 5.6% 5,521
January
2022
4.0% 5.9% 6.0% 5,873
December
2021
3.9% 5.9% 6.2% 6,152
November
2021
4.2% 6.0% 6.2% 6,143
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 6.3% 6,192
September
2021
4.7% 6.2% 6.5% 6,387
August
2021
5.2% 6.8% 6.7% 6,624
July
2021
5.4% 7.0% 6.9% 6,828
June
2021
5.9% 7.3% 7.0% 6,928

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.