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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 July 2019 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the New Mexico rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Fe peaked in March 2010 at 7.0% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Santa Fe unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
New Mexico 4.9% 0.0 +0.1
Santa Fe 4.1% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 5,235. There are now 2,154 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,992 in June 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 89. Santa Fe employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Fe 3,081 +23 +80

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
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.9%
July
2019
3.7% 4.9% 4.1% 3,081
June
2019
3.7% 4.9% 4.1% 3,058
May
2019
3.6% 5.0% 4.1% 3,072
April
2019
3.6% 5.0% 4.1% 3,079
March
2019
3.8% 5.1% 4.2% 3,102
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 4.2% 3,162
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 4.2% 3,159
December
2018
3.9% 5.0% 4.2% 3,105
November
2018
3.7% 5.0% 4.2% 3,106
October
2018
3.8% 5.0% 4.2% 3,093

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.