MLG touts jobs data, but in reality NM’s job growth is weak

New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham has touted her role in New Mexico’s low unemployment rate, but when it comes to job creation, the State is hardly performing at a high rate. As the first chart below highlights New Mexico has seen a slight increase in the number of private sector jobs since COVID began, but at 1.25% our increase in private sector jobs is WAY down the list.

And, while New Mexico HAS regained jobs lost during COVID (unlike 12 states),  it took the State 35 weeks to regain the number of private jobs it had during the pre-COVID peak.