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Santa Fe, New Mexico Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Fe fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Fe peaked in April 2010 at 7.1% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Santa Fe 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
Santa Fe 4.5% -0.2 -0.9
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: 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 2009 at 5,291. There are now 2,010 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Santa Fe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Fe 3,281 -131 -669

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
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 5.8% 4.5% 3,281
January
2018
4.1% 5.9% 4.7% 3,412
December
2017
4.1% 6.0% 5.0% 3,637
November
2017
4.1% 6.0% 5.1% 3,739
October
2017
4.1% 6.0% 5.2% 3,807
September
2017
4.2% 6.0% 5.2% 3,828
August
2017
4.4% 6.0% 5.2% 3,852
July
2017
4.3% 6.1% 5.3% 3,901
June
2017
4.3% 6.1% 5.1% 3,737
May
2017
4.3% 6.2% 5.4% 3,937
April
2017
4.4% 6.3% 5.4% 3,954

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.