NMDWS releases part one of New Mexico’s Broadband Workforce Sector Strategy

New Mexico is investing nearly $2 billion to provide statewide universal broadband access
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) has released Part One of New Mexico’s Broadband Sector Strategy. Prepared in partnership with the Office of Broadband Access and Expansion (OBAE) and industry stakeholders, the report is the first step in bring together industry, educators, and communities to ensure we have a strong workforce to build universal broadband access with the support of the New Mexico legislature, federal government, private industry and other sources. The report details occupations and careers necessary to develop and sustain universal broadband access, including wages, current and projected employment, and any related Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

New Mexico's Unemployment Rate was 3.9% in February 2024

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in February 2024, down from 4.0 percent in January and up from 3.6 percent in the previous year. The national unemployment rate in February was 3.9 percent, up from 3.7 percent in January and up from 3.6 percent in February 2023. Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 13,700 jobs, or 1.6 percent, between February 2023 and February 2024.


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