NM job growth outpaces national rate | KOB 4
Advertisement

NM job growth outpaces national rate

NM job growth outpaces national rate

Marian Camacho
June 25, 2019 12:08 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - For the first time since Jan. 2013, the state of New Mexico has outpaced the national job growth rate. That's according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

Advertisement

Statistics show non-agricultural jobs increased by 1.9 percent with the nation's job growth at 1.5 percent.

NMDWS Secretary Bill McCamley says the numbers are good for the Land of Enchantment.

“Too often New Mexico is ranked 49th or 50th in the good things our country measures, but this growth, particularly in the private sector, shows New Mexico is headed in the right direction and open for business,” said McCamley.

The private sector accounted for a majority of the gains adding 15,300 jobs, ranking New Mexico at 9th in the nation for private sector job growth.

Mining and construction showed the largest increase with 7.6 percent.

“If you work hard and learn the right skills, you don’t have to give up your chile and move away for a job," said McCamley. "You can earn a great salary here while staying in our friendly, beautiful communities.”

Credits

Marian Camacho

Copyright 2019 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement




Family, friends remember 15-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash

Las Vegas City Council meeting abruptly ended after embattled mayor changes agenda

Homeless camp in International District leaves neighbors frustrated

Loved ones struggle to cope with random killing of man on I-25

19-year-old faces charges in Snapchat child porn case