That figure is down from the March revised rate of 20-point-five percent, and also down from last April's rate of 21 percent.
Following Luna County in the list of New Mexico counties with the worst unemployment is Mora County with 13-point-one percent unemployment. Those were the only two counties in the state with unemployment greater than 10-percent.
Rounding out the top five are Guadalupe at nine-point-five percent... Taos at nine-point-one percent... and McKinley at seven-point-eight percent.
In our area... Grant County was at five-point-nine percent unemployment in April... Hidalgo County was at five-point-six... and the Las Cruces area was at six-point-six. The county with the least unemployment remains Los Alamos with two-point-seven percent.
The state unemployment rate for April-- at six-point-nine percent -- was down from the March rate of seven-point-two percent.
The New Mexico labor force estimates show Luna County with a labor force of 11-thousand-786 -- with nine-thousand-482 employed... and two-thousand-304 unemployed.