Wallethub: NM employers face struggle to find workers

According to a new report from Wallethub New Mexico employers face a significant challenge to find workers (ranking 4th in a recent report). This sounds like a good problem to have and it is in the sense that jobs remain plentiful in New Mexico and around the nation.

But, it also highlights New Mexico’s abysmally-low workforce participation rate. Getting more New Mexicans to work and pay taxes is critical to improving New Mexico as a state. It’s not just a necessity for filling jobs and growing the economy, but it will also reduce crime and reduce spending on government welfare programs (to name just two positive outcomes).


Source: WalletHub

While New Mexico is indeed blessed to have plentiful jobs, getting people off the employment sidelines remains a critical issue for the state.