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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 November 2021 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Las Cruces peaked in July 2020 at 11.8% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Cruces unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
New Mexico 6.2% -0.3 -2.3
Las Cruces 6.1% -0.2 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 11,588. There are now 5,657 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Cruces 5,931 -160 -1,905

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
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.2% 6.1% 5,931
October
2021
4.6% 6.5% 6.3% 6,091
September
2021
4.7% 6.9% 6.5% 6,307
August
2021
5.2% 7.2% 6.6% 6,360
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 7.5% 7,324
June
2021
5.9% 7.9% 7.6% 7,426
May
2021
5.8% 7.9% 7.6% 7,401
April
2021
6.0% 8.1% 7.7% 7,425
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 7.6% 7,338
February
2021
6.2% 8.3% 7.5% 7,222
January
2021
6.4% 8.7% 8.1% 7,859

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.