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New Mexico Unemployment Resources
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What is the unemployment rate in New Mexico exactly? The unemployment rate in New Mexico was 6.6 percent as of May 2017. This jobless rate is down a percentage point from April, which is good news, however it is still much higher than the national average of 4.3 percent. The growth from April is due to an addition of 7,500 jobs from this time last year, which has remained steady throughout the year. Unfortunately, the unemployment rate in New Mexico is second highest in the nation. This means many unemployed workers in New Mexico are struggling to find employment.
For those who are seeking assistance on a temporary basis, unemployment wage benefits may be an option. New Mexico offers unemployment insurance benefits for qualified candidates who meet all state eligibility requirements. These benefits can be a huge help for those who are in between employment at the moment.