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Carlsbad Labor and Workforce Information
Current Labor Force - Eddy County

2017
 Month Civilian Labor Force  Unemployed  Unemployment Rate (%)
 December    
 November
 October  
 September
 August  27,696  1,575  5.7%
 July  27,949  1,800  6.4%
 June  27,646  1,712  6.2%
 May  27,279  1,592  5.8%
 April  27,246  1,629  6.0%
 March  27,469  1,722  6.3%
 February  27,704  1,817  6.6%
 January  28,011  1,903  6.8%


2016
 Month Civilian Labor Force  Unemployed  Unemployment Rate (%)
 December  27,965   1,794   6.4%
 November  27,847  1,801   6.5%
 October  27,654  1,872  6.8%
 September  27,878   1,961   7.0%
 August  28,121  2,012  7.2%
 July  28,409  2,054  7.2%
 June  28,627  1,929  6.7%
 May  28,009  1,682  6.0%
 April  28,135  1,584  5.6% 
 March  28,634  1,581  5.5%
 February  28,857  1,551  5.4%
 January  29,369  1,413  4.8%

2015
 Month Civilian Labor Force  Unemployed  Unemployment Rate (%)
 December  29,484  1,370   4.6%
 November  29,418  1,470   5.0%
 October  29,196  1,453   5.0%
 September  29,076   1,463   5.0%
 August  29,125  1,462  5.0%
 July  29,439  1,610  5.5%
 June  29,583  1,636  5.5%
 May  29,063  1,419  4.9%
 April  29,267  1,367  4.7%
 March  29,211  1,399  4.8%
 February  29,638  1,385  4.7%
 January  29,883  1,230  4.1%

Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions


Average Employment by Industry and Average Weekly Wages
 1st Qtr 2017  Average Employment  Average Weekly Wage
 Accommodation and Food Services
 2,315
 $311
 Administrative and Waste Services
 1,422
 $1,411
 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
 403
 $639
 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
 182
 $731
 Construction
 2,125
 $968
 Educational Services
 2,287
 $741
 Finance and Insurance
 520
 $879
 Health Care and Social Assistance
 2,797
 $869
 Information
 207
 $782
 Management of Companies and Enterprises
 108
 $1,452
 Manufacturing
 883
 $1,314
 Mining
 5,556
 $1,471
 Other Services, except Public Admin
 648
 $612
 Public Administration
 1,208  $1,178
 Professional and Technical Services
 708  $1,178
 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
 383  $898
 Retail Trade
 2,607  $561
 Transportation and Warehousing
 1,266
 $959
 Utilities
 351
 $1,360
 Wholesale Trade  588  $1,294
 Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 10/2017
   


Major Employers for Carlsbad/Eddy County, New Mexico

Company No. Employed
WIPP 1,200
Intrepid Potash 800
Carlsbad Municipal School 757
City of Carlsbad 499
Mosaic Potash 420
Carlsbad Medical Center 446
Walmart 329
Eddy County 314
Constructors, Inc. 304
Devon Energy 290
Artesia General Hospital 275
Concho Resources 269
Madron Services 255
Jade Construction 222
Lakeview Christian Home 200
Buffalo Wild Wings 200
CARC Inc. 182
Landsun Homes 175
Lowes 140
Albertsons 126
McDonalds 120
NMSU - Carlsbad 120
Headstart 103
PVT 100
Tessenderlo-Kerley Services 100
Updated October 2015


Contact Information
Carlsbad Department of Development
400-2 Cascades Ave. Suite 201
• Carlsbad, NM 88220
Ph: (575) 887-6562 • Fax: (575) 885-0818
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