Labor and Wages


Lea County
Total Civilian Labor Force (Feb 2015) 30,618
Total Employed 29,487
Total Unemployed 1,431
Unemployment Rate 4.6%
Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 3/2015

 

Industry Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting 565 $421
Mining 8,907 $1,415
Utilities 344 $1,504
Construction 3,247 $1,106
Manufacturing 968 $1,669
Wholesale Trade 1,042 $1,186
Retail Trade 3,301 $564
Transportation and Warehousing 1,786 $1,370
Information 253 $809
Finance and Insurance 622 $954
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 537 $1,430
Professional and Technical Services 609 $923
Management of Companies and Enterprises 123 $1,610
Administrative and Waste Services 1,590 $629
Educational Services * *
Health Care and Social Services 2,441 $658
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation * *
Accommodation and Food Services 2,490 $293
Other Services, ex. Public Admin 837 $293
Total All Industries 33,393 $993
Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 3/2015
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