.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Unemployment falls locally, statewide

-A A +A

LA County has 2.5 percent of workforce without a job

By The Staff

The unemployment rate in New Mexico took a big tumble in May, although job growth wasn’t a factor in the fall.
The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in May, according to the state’s Department of Workforce Solutions. That number was significantly down from 7.6 percent in April and 8.3 percent in May 2010.
However, job growth hasn’t been part of the drop in unemployment. Between May 2010 and May 2011, nonfarm payroll employment has dropped by 6,300 jobs, or 0.8 percent, the worst clip in the nation.
Despite the losses, statewide employment was still considerably stronger than the nation as a whole. The U.S. currently has a 9.1 percent unemployment rate.
New Mexico ranks 14th in the country for lowest percentage of its workforce unemployed. North Dakota (3.2 percent) had the lowest rate in the nation, while Nevada (12.1 percent) was the highest.
Locally, Los Alamos County has the lowest percentage of its work force unemployed. As of May, 2.5 percent of county residents – 249 people – were unemployed, a slight drop from April.
Only four other counties in New Mexico, Curry, De Baca, Eddy and Union counties, had unemployed rates under 4 percent, although De Baca and Union counties are home to a total of less than 2,700 workers combined.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday