Lea County Labor Force

 

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

 February 2019
Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 3/2019
Total Civilian Labor Force31,015
Total Employed29,828
Total Unemployed1,187
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!

3rd Quarter 2018Average EmploymentAverage Weekly Wages
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting410$724
Mining7,498$1,437
Utilities343$1,630
Construction3,285$1,212
Manufacturing664$1,571
Wholesale Trade964$1,328
Retail Trade3,240$594
Transportation and Warehousing2,060$1,485
Information201$814
Finance and Insurance668$1,048
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing487$1,148
Professional and Technical Services628$922
Management of Companies and Enterprises117$1,285
Administrative and Waste Services1,253$703
Educational Services111$870
Health Care and Social Services2,444$819
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation54$429
Accommodation and Food Services3,220$353
Other Services, ex. Public Admin831$913
Total All Industries31,746$1,029
Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 3/2019
 
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