NM has 31st straight month of over-year job gains

23 Apr 2015

Job Growth

Private-sector hiring pushed job growth in New Mexico to a rate of 1.6 percent in March, notching the state’s 31st consecutive month of year-over-year employment gains, the state Department of Workforce Solutions reported Tuesday.

The state’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in March, up from 6 percent in February but down from 6.8 percent in March 2014. The national unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in March.

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