Monday, April 8, 2013

Metros Lose Jobs, Hobbs Gains Hotels

All four New Mexico metro areas lost wage jobs between February 2012 and February 2013. The combined metro drop was 1,900 jobs. That means the 26 rural counties gained 7,500 jobs to account for the 5,600 job statewide gain year-over-year. The metro numbers were released Friday by the Department of Workforce Services.
The metro job losses were Albuquerque, 900; Farmington, 400; Las Cruces, 500; and Santa Fe, 100.
A bright spot for Lea County is addition of five new hotels. The Holiday Inn Express is open. A TownePlace Suites by Marriott and four others are in the pipeline.

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