Statistics show non-agricultural jobs increased by 1.9 percent with the nation’s job growth at 1.5 percent.
NMDWS Secretary Bill McCamley says the numbers are good for the Land of Enchantment.
“Too often New Mexico is ranked 49th or 50th in the good things our country measures, but this growth, particularly in the private sector, shows New Mexico is headed in the right direction and open for business,” said McCamley.
The private sector accounted for a majority of the gains adding 15,300 jobs, ranking New Mexico at 9th in the nation for private sector job growth.
Mining and construction showed the largest increase with 7.6 percent.
“If you work hard and learn the right skills, you don’t have to give up