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NM Jobless Rate Unchanged, 45 States Are Lower

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The unemployment rate dipped in 45 states in January but New Mexico remained unchanged at 7 percent.

The rate of New Mexico’s over-the-year job growth, comparing January 2012 with January 2011, was 0.7 percent, representing an increase of 5,900 jobs.

It was the sixth straight month of New Mexico reporting over-the-year job growth, following a 32-month period of nearly constant declines.

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