New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in August 2022, down from 4.5 percent in July and down from 6.8 percent in August 2021. The national unemployment rate in August was 3.7 percent, up from 3.5 percent in July and down from 5.2 percent in August 2021. Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 28,400 jobs, or 3.4 percent, between August 2021 and August 2022.
New Mexico Workforce Connection will open a new location in Sunland Park with a grand opening celebration on September 15, 2022.
The Human Rights Commission will hold a panel review meeting on September 27, 2022. The meeting will be held on Zoom virtual platform at 9:00 AM.
New Mexicans may receive benefits for employment impacted in an affected county
Earlier this year, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) was made available for individuals whose employment was impacted by the 2022 Wildfires. Following the approval of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request to expand the federal Disaster Declaration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has expanded this disaster declaration to include flooding, mudflows, and debris flows directly related to the 2022 Wildfires.
Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System Available Online
All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ offices, including the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center, will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.