The Pew Charitable Trusts has looked at the health of the nation’s metro areas, in terms of “jobless rates, housing permits averaged over three years to 2015, 2013 gross domestic product and the number of incoming residents in 2014.”
Of the 377 regions Pew ranked, here’s how New Mexico fared:
Santa Fe: 180th
Las Cruces: 275th
Not much to be proud of, is it?