New Mexico Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Bernalillo County New Mexico, 17,811
County with the Most Employees: Bernalillo County New Mexico, 262,343
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Los Alamos County New Mexico, $1,657
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Luna County New Mexico, 17.6%



Bernalillo County New Mexico

Total Businesses17,81131.7% of state total
Total Employment262,34340.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$843100.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare3,03317.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare48,67318.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled1,2807.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places26,73210.2% of county employees



Catron County New Mexico

Total Businesses680.1% of state total
Total Employment3760.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$39647.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1319.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade7519.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots57.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores3810.1% of county employees



Chaves County New Mexico

Total Businesses1,6392.9% of state total
Total Employment17,0472.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62374.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare37122.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare3,49820.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled20812.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,33713.7% of county employees



Cibola County New Mexico

Total Businesses3440.6% of state total
Total Employment4,6260.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66378.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare9226.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade81617.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled4914.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Home health care services57212.4% of county employees



Colfax County New Mexico

Total Businesses4180.7% of state total
Total Employment3,3990.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$52161.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6615.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,09432.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places296.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels46013.5% of county employees



Curry County New Mexico

Total Businesses1,1042.0% of state total
Total Employment14,0542.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69482.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade16414.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,92720.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places655.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,61011.5% of county employees



De Baca County New Mexico

Total Businesses490.1% of state total
Total Employment2750.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60972.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1224.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade7928.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots48.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Hay farming00.0% of county employees



Dona Ana County New Mexico

Total Businesses4,3757.8% of state total
Total Employment53,8218.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63174.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare1,01323.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare14,21226.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled51911.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,19111.5% of county employees



Eddy County New Mexico

Total Businesses1,5492.8% of state total
Total Employment23,6323.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,050124.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Mining and oil extraction23615.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction6,03325.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining20012.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining3,89216.5% of county employees



Grant County New Mexico

Total Businesses6371.1% of state total
Total Employment6,1180.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74788.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare11918.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,09117.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled497.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places68811.2% of county employees



Guadalupe County New Mexico

Total Businesses1130.2% of state total
Total Employment1,1300.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$53763.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare3127.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services41636.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled2017.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places17715.7% of county employees



Harding County New Mexico

Total Businesses210.0% of state total
Total Employment740.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60171.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry628.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry2432.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots628.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots2432.4% of county employees



Hidalgo County New Mexico

Total Businesses1180.2% of state total
Total Employment9520.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$46755.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2319.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade23925.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled1311.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels10010.5% of county employees



Lea County New Mexico

Total Businesses1,7903.2% of state total
Total Employment24,8443.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$978116.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Mining and oil extraction36320.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction6,15724.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining31617.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining5,05020.3% of county employees



Lincoln County New Mexico

Total Businesses7031.3% of state total
Total Employment5,2680.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$54264.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12617.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,32525.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places568.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places93717.8% of county employees



Los Alamos County New Mexico

Total Businesses4010.7% of state total
Total Employment14,6282.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,657196.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare7619.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare8836.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places256.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Offices of physicians2551.7% of county employees



Luna County New Mexico

Total Businesses4580.8% of state total
Total Employment5,5880.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$53663.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate17.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare7315.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade88815.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places367.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5269.4% of county employees



Mckinley County New Mexico

Total Businesses1,1262.0% of state total
Total Employment13,7092.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$50660.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare32629.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare3,76027.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled22219.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,30016.8% of county employees



Mora County New Mexico

Total Businesses980.2% of state total
Total Employment4050.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$57067.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare3838.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade5513.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled3333.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Noncitrus fruit and tree nut farming00.0% of county employees



Otero County New Mexico

Total Businesses1,0081.8% of state total
Total Employment11,2921.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64877.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare16916.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,65023.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places737.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,23711.0% of county employees



Quay County New Mexico

Total Businesses2440.4% of state total
Total Employment1,8030.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$55365.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare4016.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services44324.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled187.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places24813.8% of county employees



Rio Arriba County New Mexico

Total Businesses6591.2% of state total
Total Employment5,4480.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63074.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare18628.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,50927.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled12018.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places77014.1% of county employees



Roosevelt County New Mexico

Total Businesses3650.7% of state total
Total Employment4,1340.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$58769.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare4913.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry93622.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Dairy cattle and milk production246.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Dairy cattle and milk production80419.4% of county employees



San Juan County New Mexico

Total Businesses2,7104.8% of state total
Total Employment36,9575.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$864102.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade39314.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare6,98518.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1736.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,03310.9% of county employees



San Miguel County New Mexico

Total Businesses6151.1% of state total
Total Employment4,9950.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$47055.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare22436.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade88117.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled16827.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Services for the elderly and disabled77615.5% of county employees



Sandoval County New Mexico

Total Businesses2,1033.7% of state total
Total Employment22,4403.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74989.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare47922.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Waste services4,43919.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled28713.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Telephone call centers3,71216.5% of county employees



Santa Fe County New Mexico

Total Businesses5,2499.4% of state total
Total Employment45,4237.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78993.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services77814.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services9,32320.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3045.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,54114.4% of county employees



Sierra County New Mexico

Total Businesses2600.5% of state total
Total Employment2,4870.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$52061.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare4918.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade44317.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled3212.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels1325.3% of county employees



Socorro County New Mexico

Total Businesses2640.5% of state total
Total Employment3,1190.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60371.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare6424.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services61219.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled3714.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places39712.7% of county employees



Taos County New Mexico

Total Businesses1,1632.1% of state total
Total Employment8,7181.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$58769.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade18115.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services2,16324.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places847.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,23114.1% of county employees



Torrance County New Mexico

Total Businesses2570.5% of state total
Total Employment2,2680.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65978.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4316.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade50722.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled238.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1496.6% of county employees



Union County New Mexico

Total Businesses1340.2% of state total
Total Employment1,0600.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62674.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry2014.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services15314.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots1611.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places807.5% of county employees



Valencia County New Mexico

Total Businesses1,0451.9% of state total
Total Employment10,3541.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60872.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare23722.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade2,22721.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled14714.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Services for the elderly and disabled4954.8% of county employees






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.