Advertisement


Home :: States

Employment and Occupational Information in New Mexico



Snapshot of Employment in New Mexico in 2010
777,560
Total Employment
8.50 %
Unemployment Rate
$40,050
Average Annual Salary
  • #11 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #16 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #23 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #32 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #32 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #37 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #44 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #45 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #44 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #48 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

Back to top

Total Employment for New Mexico in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for New Mexico in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for New Mexico in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for New Mexico in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in New Mexico in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


New Mexico
United States
Total Employment
777,560
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-22,830
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
50.50 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
59.60 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
8.50 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
6.80 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
10.10 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for New Mexico


Back to top

Salary Information for New Mexico
Annual Salary Distribution for New Mexico in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for New Mexico in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for New Mexico in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for New Mexico in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for New Mexico in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


New Mexico
United States
Average Annual Salary
$40,050
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$19.26
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.03 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for New Mexico


Back to top



VIEW ALL NEW MEXICO OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $86,320
2. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $79,710
3. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $71,980
4. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations: $71,930
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $71,540
Table 3. Highest Paying New Mexico Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Production Occupations: 0.09 %
2. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.08 %
3. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.05 %
4. Sales and Related Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations: 0.04 %
Table 4. New Mexico Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 15.72 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 9.84 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 9.21 %
4. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 7.26 %
5. Construction and Extraction Occupations: 6.73 %
Table 5. Popular New Mexico Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.22 %
2. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.12 %
3. Protective Service Occupations: 0.07 %
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.03 %
5. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.01 %
Table 6. New Mexico Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


Back to top

New Mexico Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 16.21%
2. Retail trade: 15.69%
3. Accommodation and food services: 12.65%
4. Construction: 8.57%
5. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 6.88%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Construction: 5,604
2. Retail trade: 4,644
3. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 4,521
4. Other services (except public administration): 3,889
5. Health care and social assistance: 3,780
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: 64.47
2. Utilities: 36.48
3. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: 29.92
4. Information: 27.66
5. Health care and social assistance: 27.48
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: $4,223,335
2. Utilities: $2,483,362
3. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $1,942,335
4. Information: $1,096,598
5. Health care and social assistance: $1,066,641
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


Back to top

Further Information on Employment and Occupations in New Mexico


Please click on one of the links below to get further information on the following subjects:

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


NEW MEXICO METRO AREAS


Explore local information by clicking on one of the New Mexico metro areas below.

Back to top





Advertisement