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Las Cruces, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Cruces fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 8.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Las Cruces peaked in July 2020 at 12.6% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Cruces unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
New Mexico 7.2% -0.9 +2.4
Las Cruces 8.1% -0.1 +2.5
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: 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 July 2020 at 11,568. There are now 4,198 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 November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Cruces 7,370 -158 +1,838

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
December
2020
6.7% 8.2%
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 8.1% 7,370
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 8.2% 7,528
September
2020
7.8% 9.9% 9.8% 9,250
August
2020
8.4% 11.4% 11.3% 9,956
July
2020
10.2% 12.7% 12.6% 11,568
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 8.3% 7,688
May
2020
13.3% 9.1% 8.5% 7,610
April
2020
14.8% 11.9% 11.5% 10,464
March
2020
4.4% 6.3% 7.4% 7,331
February
2020
3.5% 4.8% 5.6% 5,510
January
2020
3.5% 4.8% 5.6% 5,522

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.