ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say the March unemployment rate was down six-tenths of a percent from the previous month.
A report released Thursday by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions shows the state's unemployment rate dropped from 8.7 percent in February to 8.1 percent in March.
The Farmington metropolitan area had the state's highest unemployment rate, at 9.2 percent, down from 9.7 percent in February.
Overall job growth remains stunted. The recovery is progressing slowly because no particular sector of the economy is leading the way in creating more jobs.