For the third consecutive month, New Mexico has the highest unemployment rate in the nation. And once again, New Mexico is one of just two states with an unemployment rate over 6 percent. The April numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday showed the state’s unemployment rate of 6.7 percent remains far above the national unemployment rate of 4.4 percent and nearly three-times the unemployment rate of Colorado, at 2.3 percent. Colorado has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation and is one of three states to reach its lowest unemployment rate since the BLS’ state series began in 1976. This is also the third consecutive month that New Mexico’s unemployment rate stands at 6.7 percent.
New Mexico’s unemployment rate is the highest in the nation, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the state employment numbers for January released Monday morning, New Mexico’s unemployment rate is now 6.7 percent, above Alaska (6.5 percent) and Alabama (6.4 percent). The overall unemployment rate across the United States is 4.8 percent. Related: New Mexico ‘worst-run’ state in the nation. Again.
New Mexico once again has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 6.7 percent. The numbers from December by the Bureau of Labor Statistics represent the second straight month that New Mexico leads the country in unemployment rate. New Mexico was the only state with a statistically significant year-over-year increase in unemployment, at 0.7 percent from to 6 percent unemployment rate in December of 2014. Meanwhile, 24 states had statistically significant decreases in that same time period. New Mexico is one of six states, plus the District of Columbia, with an unemployment rate in excess of six percent.
New Mexico has the highest unemployment rate of any state in the nation according to the latest federal numbers. New Mexico is still seeing job growth, but it isn’t enough to match the demand from those out of work according to November numbers for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Between October and November, New Mexico added 3,900 jobs. The numbers were released this week and showed that New Mexico has an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent. The national average is 5.0 percent.