In the past five years, New Mexico has seen a net loss in jobs
New Mexico lost 30,600 non-farm jobs from June 2006 to June 2011, placing it 22nd out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in job numbers, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, there was overall job growth in three of the past five years. New Mexico had 804,700 jobs as of June 2011, losing 3.66 percent of jobs in the past five years.
Bizjournals.comaggregated all of the state-level statistics, and Texas had the best job growth over the past five years, gaining 537,500 jobs or 5.35 percent, over five years.
The next largest total increase was in Louisiana, adding 55,900 jobs over five years. Nine states and the District of Columbia gained jobs.
California lost the most jobs, just over one million, of any state. Percentage-wise, North Dakota posted an 11.84 percent increase in jobs with no years of overall job loss, while Nevada lost 13.16 percent of jobs, with just one year of overall job growth.