New Mexico’s highly productive workforce has been lauded by companies like Facebook and Fidelity Investments. The state leads the nation in non-industry research and development, with three national labs and three research universities. Not surprisingly the 2017 State New Economy Index ranks New Mexico second in high-tech jobs. The same Index ranked the state seventh in patents, specifically the number of independent inventor patents as a percentage of the population.
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) produces a number of data products that provide a complete picture of the state’s labor force, including trends and projections.
The monthly Labor Market Review gives an updated picture of employment and unemployment statewide, as well as regional state comparisons.
DWS publishes an annual State of the Workforce, Social & Economic Indicators and other reports that detail New Mexico’s workforce and economy. These documents can be found here.
Additional data resources, including LASER (Labor Analysis Statistics & Economic Research) can found here.