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Indicator Report - Unemployment in New Mexico

Why Is This Important?

Household income is strongly related to health status for all persons in the household. Those living at or near the poverty level tend to have poorer health status, in part because they cannot always afford health care. Health status also depends on meeting a family's needs for adequate housing and nutrition. Lack of income may also keep children from having access to quality education, safe areas to play, and expose them to other risk factors. In addition, common reasons for unemployment include chronic mental or physical illness that limits a person's ability to work outside the home.

Percentage Unemployed by County 2012

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Data Notes

Data are not seasonally adjusted.

Data Source

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, 401 Broadway NE, Albuquerque NM 87102. Phone: (505)841-8645. Website:

Other Views


The percentage of the civilian labor force that was not employed and seeking employment. See Data Interpretation Issues for more information about the definition of employed versus unemployed persons.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: The number of unemployed persons in the civilian labor force.
Denominator: The total of persons in the civilian labor force, the sum of employed and unemployed persons.

Page Content Updated On 11/26/2014, Published on 01/09/2015
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Content updated: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:54:37 MST