Saturday, December 18, 2010

NM Employment Drop Leads Nation

From October to November, the largest percentage decrease in employment occurred in New Mexico with a 0.5% drop. New Mexico showed a seasonally adjusted drop of 4,100 wage jobs during the month, from 807,700 to 803,600.
The figures were released yesterday as part of the monthly Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For the month, New Mexico’s unemployment rate added a statistically insignificant tenth of a point, growing to 8.5% from 8.4% in October.
Over the November-to-November year, the state lost 4,300 wage jobs.
Government lost 2,600 jobs during November. Construction gained 500 jobs during November after adding 1,500 jobs in October. At 45,400, the construction employment remains below the November 2009 employment of 45,700.

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