Unemployment Information

The Unemployment Insurance program, jointly administered by the state of New Mexico and the federal government, pays benefits to people who are out of work through no fault of their own and who meet certain qualifications. These benefits are financed through employers’ payroll tax contributions.

What you should know about UI

We've put together an informational video series, including information on how to protect your business from higher taxes. Learn more about employer tax rates, and find tips for achieving a lower UI tax rate.

Informational Videos

I got a letter about Unemployment Insurance. What does it mean?

Use this helpful tool to find answers to frequently asked questions about letters you may receive. 

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Register or Log In to the UI Tax & Claims System

Submit wage reports, make payments, and more in the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax & Claims System.

UI Tax & Claims System

Read the Employer Handbook

Review your rights and responsibilities as an employer under New Mexico Compensation Law.

UI Employer Handbook

Business Outreach

We are dedicated to enhancing the productivity of New Mexico's workforce and fostering a competitive atmosphere amoung businesses across the state by connecting employers with qualified job seekers.

New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers around the state can help your business grow from good to great by providing the kind of employment support that can make a real difference to your bottom line. 

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Start a New Business

Starting a new business? You'll need to register with various federal, state, and local government agencies. We have a list of contact information and related links to help you get started.

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Post an Internship Opportunity

Looking to host an intern? Learn about how your business can benefit from interns, find an employer guide to internships, review legal guidelines, and post your internship opportunities on New Mexico's premiere internships website.

Start an Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship puts your company's need for a skilled workforce in your hands. Apprentice training is a perfect blend of training coupled with work and productivity. Train the kind of employees you want working for you with on-the-job training and classroom instruction, this combination puts employees' skills and knowledge into practice immediately.

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Bring AmeriCorps to Your Community

AmeriCorps grants provide financial assistance to programs that recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps members who meet critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and veterans and military families.

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Business Support

Job Description Writer

The Job Description Writer walks you through a step-by-step process of building a meaningful job description. Elements include Purpose, Education and Experience, Knowledge, skills, tasks, activities, and tools and technology.

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Hiring Incentives

Fidelity bonds are a business insurance policy that serves as a tool to secure job placement of ex-offenders and other high-risk applicants, and to protect employers from theft. 

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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire workers who face significant barriers to employment.

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Find certified skilled candidates

There are a variety of skills assessments to help you find skilled candidates, reduce turnover and overtime, increase productivity, and reduce employee training.

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Hire qualified workers from foreign countries

Fill seasonal and temporary positions (agricultural or otherwise) with foreign labor under the federal H-2A and H-2B visa programs.

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Rules and Resources

Wage and Hour

The Labor Relations Division enforces payment of wages, minimum wage, and overtime labor laws under the Wage Pay Act and the Minimum Wage Act, and also enforces the payment of prevailing wages to laborers and mechanics under the Public Works Minimum Wage Act.

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Child Labor

The Child Labor Section of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions enforces the Child Labor Act, issues and monitors work permits, and enforces rules for employing and protecting child performers in the entertainment industry.

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State and Federal Posters

Find digital copies of required state and federal posters to print and post in your workplace, free of charge.

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Business FAQs

Still have questions? Review our list of questions frequently asked by businesses.

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    Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.

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    Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

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    Perform preliminary work with the material and tools of the trade; residential and commercial rough wiring and finish work including the installation of various kinds of wires, cables, and conduits per the National Electrical Code; industrial lighting and service installation; motors controls and installation including emergency generators, relays, and timing devices.

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