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November 1, 2018

The good news is that New Mexico's economy has now fully recovered from the Great Recession and that it has finally surpassed pre-recession jobs levels. The bad news is that it took 10 years and seven months for the state to recover.

In other words, after 10 years and s...

June 18, 2018

Within the next couple of months the area should – finally - have as many jobs as it had in December of 2007, when non-farm payroll jobs peaked at 401,700.

June 15, 2018

New Mexico's economy added 13,800 jobs in the year that ended May 31, for a 1.6 percent growth rate, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It was one of the best job-growth rates for the state in about a year. But, despite that, th...

May 23, 2018

BernCo Job Growth Rate One of Worst in Nation

Just How bad are the economies of New Mexico and Bernalillo County compared to other states and large metro counties in the region?

They're dead last.

From the fourth quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2017, New Mexico a...

May 18, 2018

New Mexico's job growth was the lowest of any state in the region. Nevada had the highest growth rate at 3.6 percent, followed by Utah at 3.3 percent.

May 9, 2018

New Mexico has yet to recover all the jobs it lost during the recession. In fact, the state remains 10,000 jobs short of its peak 10 years ago.

May 4, 2018

New Mexico's GDP grew by 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, but it was the slowest growth rate of any state in the region, and the 40th worst rate in the nation.

May 2, 2018

By Albuquerque's standards, the year that ended March 31 was an economic boom. The four-county metro area added 5,300 jobs for a 1.4 percent growth rate, and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent.

But again, this is Albuquerque standards. And as of the end of Mar...

March 28, 2018

While that job growth rate was better than it has been in several months, it was still one of the lowest of any major metro area in the region.

March 12, 2018

New Mexico smashed previous annual marks to set a record for oil production in 2017. Producers pumped 172 million barrels.

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