ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the fourth month in a row, New Mexico’s unemployment rate has remained at 6.2 percent — still among the highest in the nation, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department.
The data show that the state’s jobless rate in June remained unchanged from the 6.2 percent reported in March, April, and May of this year. In June of 2015, the rate was 6.6 percent.
The national unemployment rate rose from 4.7 percent to 4.9 percent last month. In June of last year, it was 4.9 percent.
New Mexico is tied for the third-highest unemployment rate in the country, along with Illinois and Louisiana, at 6.2 percent. At last count, New Mexico was the fourth-highest.