Preliminary figures from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions show Luna County with a September unemployment rate of 11.7%.
That figure is down from the August revised rate of 13.1%, and down from last September’s rate of 13% even.
Following Luna County in the list of New Mexico counties with the worst unemployment is Mora County with 10.9%.
Those were the only two counties in the state with unemployment greater than 10%.
Rounding out the top five are Guadalupe at 8.2%, Taos at 7.9% and McKinley at 7.6%.
n our area: Grant County had 6.2% unemployment in September, Hidalgo County had 5.6%, and the Las Cruces area had 6.1%.
The county with the least unemployment remains Los Alamos with 3.2%.
The state unemployment rate for September – at 6.4% – was down slightly from the August revised rate of 6.5%.
The New Mexico labor force estimates show Luna County with a labor force of 13,279 – with 11,719 employed and 1,560 are unemployed.