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Unemployment Rates In New Mexico

The unemployment rate has been decreasing in New Mexico since September 2013 when it was at 6.9 percent. As of February 2014, the percentage increased by one point.

The current unemployment rate in New Mexico is 6.7 percent.

The national unemployment rate has also decreased since last year, but has gone up slightly since the month of February 2014.

New Mexico Unemployment Rates Information

The current national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent as of February 2014.

The national unemployment rate decreased by three-tenths from November 2012 to 6.7 percent in December 2013. It then dropped by one percent in January making the unemployment rate 6.6 percent. It is now back up to 6.7 percent as of February 2014.

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New Mexico compared on a national scale:

New Mexico:

February 2014: 6.7 percent

January 2014: 6.6 percent

December 2013: 6.6 percent

November 2013: 6.7 percent


February 2014: 6.7 percent

January 2014: 6.6 percent

February 2013: 7.7 percent

The civilian labor force in New Mexico has increased from 924,600 people in September 2013 to 932,900 people in February 2014. More people are employed now than last year. 860,900 people were employed in the state of New Mexico in September of 2013 and 870,200 people are now employed as of February 2014. The number of unemployed people in New Mexico has reached 62,700 as of February 2014.

  • The sources used for this information are from the United States Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information is updated annually on this site: http://www.bls.gov/.

Please refer to this site if you are in need of assistance in finding employment. Here, you can upload your resume and look through current job openings in the state of New Mexico: https://www.jobs.state.nm.us/.