New Mexico Posts Significant Increase In Construction Jobs, Outpacing Arizona, Nevada
Employers in Nevada added 6,200 jobs in October, propelling the unemployment rate in the state to a seasonally-adjusted 6.6 percent, the lowest mark in over seven years. That figure is 0.6 percent lower than last October and 0.1 percent lower than the unemployment rate in September, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
Arizona showed a net gain of 33,800 non-farm jobs in the month of October, outpacing the state’s average over-the-month gains from 2010 to 2014, according to the Arizona Department of Employment and Population Statistics. In that timespan, Arizona added an average of 23,900 jobs per month.
New Mexico added 2,700 jobs in October, but the unemployment rate in the state remained stagnant at 6.8 percent relative to September, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. That number is actually higher than the 6.2 percent unemployment rate New Mexico experienced in October 2014.