Following Luna County in the list of New Mexico counties with the worst unemployment is Mora County with 15.3% unemployment and Guadalupe at 12.1% percent. Those were the only 3 counties in the state with unemployment greater than 10%.
Rounding out the top 5 are Taos at 9.6% and Catron at 9.5%.
In our area, Grant County was at 8.3% unemployment in February, Hidalgo County was at 6.6%, and the Las Cruces area was at 8.1%.
The county with the least unemployment remains Los Alamos with 4%.
The state unemployment rate for February -- at 7.8% -- was up from the 7.3% rate in January.
The New Mexico labor force estimates show Luna County with a labor force of 12,160 -- with 9,644 employed and 2,516 unemployed.