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Carlsbad Labor and Workforce Information
Current Labor Force - Eddy County

2016
 Month Civilian Labor Force  Unemployed  Unemployment Rate (%)
 December    
 November    
 October    
 September    
 August      
 July  28,540  2,053  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
 3rd Qtr 2015  Average Employment  Average Weekly Wage
 Accommodation and Food Services
 2,334
 $326
 Administrative and Waste Services
 1,305
 $1,399
 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
 343
 $677
 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
 260
 $601
 Construction
 2,272
 $989
 Educational Services
 1,711
 $740
 Finance and Insurance
 492
 $848
 Health Care and Social Assistance
 2,796
 $809
 Information
 257
 $799
 Management of Companies and Enterprises
 90
 $1,356
 Manufacturing
 979
 $1,206
 Mining
 7,080
 $1,427
 Other Services, Ex. Public Admin
 725
 $638
 Professional and Technical Services
 687
 $1,135
 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
 474
 $951
 Retail Trade
 2,775
 $574
 Transportation and Warehousing
 1,200
 $1,067
 Utilities
 365
 $1,250
 Wholesale Trade
 670
 $1,260
 Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 4/2016
   


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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