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Current Employment Statistics (CES)

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program publishes monthly nonagricultural wage and salary EMPLOYMENT, HOURS, AND EARNINGS estimates by industry, as reported by New Mexico employers via a business establishment survey. Data are published for statewide New Mexico and its four metropolitan areas (Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe) at North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry supersectors. CES estimates are among the earliest economic data indicating current economic conditions and, due to this timeliness, are highly demanded and heavily used in the private and public sectors. Data is published monthly on the LASER website and within the monthly News Release and Labor Market Review.

Areas include statewide New Mexico and the four metropolitan areas (Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe.) Most current tables will be in LASER or the Monthly News Release.

Current and Historical Data:

2016 Benchmark, Release March 13, 2017

This information, along with data for other states and the nation, can be found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website at http://www.bls.gov/sae/home.htm.

Monthly tables for All Employee Hours and Earnings Series.

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly census of nonagricultural wage and salary ESTABLISHMENTS, EMPLOYMENT, AND WAGES by industry. Data is based on information reported by New Mexico employers, covering 97 percent of nonfarm wage and salary workers. Data are published every quarter for statewide New Mexico, the four Workforce Investment Area (WIA) regions, the four metropolitan areas (Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe), and all 33 counties at the 2- and 3-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level.

In LASER, the most recent quarter data are preliminary, and all previous quarter data are revised. Data in LASER will not match the data in these publications because the publications only include preliminary data. Also note that annual data in LASER are revised and so will also not match the preliminary data presented in these publications. To access data in LASER, visit www.jobs.state.nm.us/analyzer

Areas include statewide New Mexico, the four Workforce Investment Area (WIA) regions, and all 33 counties. While the data are in a monthly format, this table is updated only quarterly.

Current Data:

Historical Data: 2001 to Present

Industry codes used after 2000 are from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Prior to 2001, the industry code system used was the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). Historical data back to 1990 that are based on the NAICS system have been released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

1990 to 2003 (NAICS)

Tables provide statewide data only. To find county information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website at http://www.bls.gov/cew/datatoc.htm.

1998 to 2000 (SIC)

 

This information, along with data from other states and the nation, can be found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website at http://www.bls.gov/cew/home.htm.

Areas include the four Workforce Investment (WIA) regions and all 33 counties. While the data is in a monthly format, this table is updated quarterly.

Table B estimates from 2001 forward reflect the North American Indsutry Classification System (NAICS) coding system and are not comparable to prior years using the SIC coding system. Table B data have been derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (or Covered Employment and Wages) publication and are therefore not comparable to prior years' publications, which included both covered and noncovered data.

Note that data in LASER represent revised data and will not match the preliminary data available in Table B.

Current Data:

Historical Data:

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Areas include statewide New Mexico, the four Workforce Investment Act (WIA) regions, and all 33 counties.

Table D estimates from 2001 forward reflect the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) coding system and are not comparable to prior years using the SIC coding system. Table D data have been derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (or Covered Employment and Wages) publication and are therefore not comparable to prior years' publications, which included both covered and noncovered data. Table D estimates were suspended from 1999 to 2000.

Note that the annual data in LASER represent revised data and will not match the preliminary data in Table D.

Current Data:

Historical Data:

Size class data is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data are published once each year for the first quarter.

The Most Current:

Business Employment Dynamics (BED)

The Business Employment Dynamics (BED) program measures GROSS JOB GAINS AND LOSSES at private businesses on a quarterly basis for statewide New Mexico. Data are published at the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry supersector level.

BED data measure the net change in employment at the establishment or firm level. These changes come about in one of four ways. A net increase in employment can come from either opening units or expanding units. A net decrease in employment can come from either closing units or contracting units. Gross job gains include the sum of all jobs added at either opening or expanding units. Gross job losses include the sum of all jobs lost in either closing or contracting units. The net change in employment is the difference between gross job gains and gross job losses.

Data for New Mexico (Charts 2007-2017, Tables 1992-2017):

Business Employment Dynamics Summary - off site link for 2017, First Quarter released November 8, 2017

New Mexico Annual Data Updated: November 8, 2017

Note that annual revisions are published each year with the release of first quarter data. These revisions cover the last four quarters of non-seasonally adjusted data and five years of seasonally adjusted data.

Business Employment Dynamics Technical Notes. View additional information on the BLS Business Employment Dynamics Web site.