ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 8.3 percent, up from 8.2 percent in July.
New Mexico's jobless rate was 7.6 percent in August 2009.
State labor officials say New Mexico has lost 9,900 jobs since then.
The national unemployment rate in August was 9.6 percent.
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions says more industries in the state are losing jobs than gaining them.