Lea County Labor Force

 

Lea County features a diverse, hard-working labor force dedicated to improving their skills

 May 2019
Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 7/2019
Total Civilian Labor Force31,160
Total Employed30.060
Total Unemployed1,100
Unemployment Rate3.5%

LEA COUNTY'S LABOR FORCE INCREASED BY 12% SINCE 2010

Average Weekly Wages & Employment

 

Employment trends upward in Lea County as industries grow and stabilize with more diverse companies!

1st Quarter 2019Average EmploymentAverage Weekly Wages
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting343$705
Mining8,033$1,484
Utilities348$1,969
Construction3,471$1,196
Manufacturing626$2,009
Wholesale Trade1,022$1,428
Retail Trade2,981$636
Transportation and Warehousing1,957$1,610
Information200$791
Finance and Insurance663$1,179
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing516$1,096
Professional and Technical Services720$986
Management of Companies and Enterprises131$1,155
Administrative and Waste Services1,162$733
Educational Services132$806
Health Care and Social Services2,357$832
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation50$388
Accommodation and Food Services3,170$374
Other Services, ex. Public Admin799$927
Total All Industries32,641$1,083
Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 9/2019
 
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