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!

4th Quarter 2018Average EmploymentAverage Weekly Wages
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting386$936
Mining7,722$1,517
Utilities347$1,660
Construction3,557$1,351
Manufacturing622$1,789
Wholesale Trade994$1,3778
Retail Trade3,332$627
Transportation and Warehousing2,032$1,535
Information199$898
Finance and Insurance670$1,345
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing471$1,260
Professional and Technical Services681$1,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises121$2,029
Administrative and Waste Services1,243$760
Educational Services149$772
Health Care and Social Services2,368$818
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation51$471
Accommodation and Food Services3,283$378
Other Services, ex. Public Admin819$986
Total All Industries33,006$1,099
Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 7/2019
 
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