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Santa Fe, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Fe fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 7.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Fe peaked in July 2020 at 12.9% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.7% in February 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Santa Fe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
New Mexico 8.2% -0.1 -1.8
Santa Fe 7.7% 0.0 -3.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Santa Fe, New Mexico, National

Santa Fe, New Mexico monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Santa Fe, New Mexico Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Santa Fe peaked in July 2020 at 9,319. There are now 3,819 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,434 in February 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 66. Santa Fe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Fe 5,500 +27 -2,299

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Fe, New Mexico Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Mexico
Unemployment Rate
Santa Fe
Unemployment Rate
Santa Fe
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 8.2% 7.7% 5,500
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 7.7% 5,473
February
2021
6.2% 8.3% 7.7% 5,434
January
2021
6.3% 8.7% 8.3% 5,897
December
2020
6.7% 8.6% 8.2% 5,834
November
2020
6.7% 8.5% 8.1% 5,709
October
2020
6.9% 8.5% 7.9% 5,543
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 8.4% 6,204
August
2020
8.4% 9.3% 9.0% 6,265
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 12.9% 9,319
June
2020
11.1% 9.8% 10.1% 6,983

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.