A single New Mexico jobs chart shows we’re NOT all in this together

Some recent presentations by New Mexico’s Legislative Finance Committee (see chart below) truly show how we are NOT all in this together during the Gov.’s COVID 19 lockdown.

While an overwhelming majority of government workers (a huge sector of New Mexico’s economy relative to other states) are doing just fine, many areas of the private sector have been devastated by the Gov.’s lockdown policies. New Mexico’s oil and gas industry and its leisure/hospitality (tourism) are down massively while others are also way down in terms of employment. The full report is linked above while the relevant chart is below:

 

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