Total Labor Force (2018)

944,985

Total Population

2,095,428

Population Rank Among States

37th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$11,906

Rank Among States

40th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.9%

Rank Among States

47th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
State Workforce Board

Workforce Development Board

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Local Workforce Boards

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WIOA Funding

Total funding received by New Mexico under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

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New Mexico's Colleges and Universities

Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

New Mexico National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
1.3%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.7%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.9%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
41.8%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
57.6%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (13.9% New Mexico | 12.0% National)
13.9%
12%
High school (26.6% New Mexico | 27.1% National)
26.6%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (32.4% New Mexico | 28.9% National)
32.4%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (27.1% New Mexico | 32.0% National)
27.1%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

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New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions


The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has extended the work search waiver to Unemployment Insurance claimants until further notice due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. Local offices will also remain closed to walk-in traffic at this time. https://t.co/ms6W9YyB6J https://t.co/2PQOU72uez NMDWS photo

Work search will begin next week, October 18, 2020. A Town Hall video with Secretary McCamley and subject matter experts answering frequently asked questions and providing an overview of work search requirements can be viewed at https://t.co/6VXG98FsfB https://t.co/HeZ6DXrZJ9 NMDWS photo

“The Energy Transition Act (ETA) provides $20M of economic & workforce support for communities impacted by coal plant closures. @NMDWS @NMecondev & @NewMexicoIAD are asking for RFI's from parties interested in working with the state to diversify the economy of @SanJuanCountyNMhttps://t.co/vm7AaUDVTE NMDWS photo

Work search requirements will begin next week, for more information and to have your questions answered join tonight’s Town Hall with Secretary McCamley at 5:30 p.m. register at https://t.co/cLZc4uItJN https://t.co/mLanBm9ucO NMDWS photo

We have less than 48 hours to be counted!

If you or anyone you know hasn't yet been counted, time is running out! Every person living in New Mexican deserves to get counted – head to https://t.co/V43NIT9CWa or call 844-330-2020 to get counted today! https://t.co/DNSBFqloVY
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Need child care assistance? New Mexico—in partnership with child care providers—has developed some of the clearest, most detailed health and safety regulations in the country, and NM child care providers have kept COVID cases low. More info at https://t.co/x2Br6A5mwc https://t.co/tZx1zYqIY1 NMDWS photo

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