Lea County Labor Force

 

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

 November 2018
Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 12/2018
Total Civilian Labor Force29,977
Total Employed28,836
Total Unemployed1,141
Unemployment Rate3.8%

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!

2nd Quarter 2018Average EmploymentAverage Weekly Wages
*Insufficient Data
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting390$737
Mining7,095$1,442
Utilities346$1,556
Construction3,305$1,181
Manufacturing641$1,444
Wholesale Trade948$1,286
Retail Trade3,233$580
Transportation and Warehousing1,846$1,431
Information199$855
Finance and Insurance653$1,102
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing458$1,077
Professional and Technical Services585$1,221
Management of Companies and Enterprises115$1,286
Administrative and Waste Services1,240$678
Educational Services**
Health Care and Social Services2,405$775
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation**
Accommodation and Food Services3,122$359
Other Services, ex. Public Admin809$896
Total All Industries31,502$1,026
Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 1/2019
 
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