Unem­ploy­ment rate de­creases in N.M.

Santa Fe New Mexican - - LOCAL & REGION -

The state of New Mex­ico said the lat­est unem­ploy­ment rate in the Land of En­chant­ment is 6.3 per­cent.

That’s down from 6.8 per­cent a year ago.

The New Mex­ico De­part­ment of Work­force So­lu­tions says that 6.3 per­cent rate is for Au­gust and didn’t change from July.

The na­tional unem­ploy­ment rate is 4.4 per­cent.

New Mex­ico’s leisure and hospi­tal­ity in­dus­try had the high­est growth with an in­crease of 4,000 jobs, or a 4 per­cent growth. Pro­fes­sional and busi­ness ser­vices also added more jobs and has re­ported growth for over two years straight.

But whole­sale trade saw ma­jor losses of 500 jobs, as did min­ing, which was down 2.1 per­cent.

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