Nothing much, bad or good, seems to be happening in the New Mexico economy.
For the past few months the state has been bumping along.
The big bad exception is Las Cruces, which has dropped firmly back into recession and job loss. Maybe we’re ending the long slide.
The job creation index of the Gallup polling firm, released Aug. 19, shows New Mexico tied for 45 out of 51 with three states, California, the epitome of state policies gone wrong; the near bankrupt Rhode Island; and New Hampshire.
Ugly company. (See www.capiolreportnm.blogspot.com for an explanation of the Gallup survey.)
Our neighbors fare better, as is usual with state economic performance rankings.