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New Mexico unemployment numbers improve slightly

Updated : January 20th, 2021

The new numbers for the New Mexico unemployment that have been released recently show some positive sign. As per the numbers released by U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate as shown a slight dip from 8.8 percent in March to 8.7 percent in April. The Department also says that New Mexico lost 16,000 jobs since April, 2009.

People have been optimistic throughout the state and feel that there are enough jobs if one really wants to work. Refer to New Mexico unemployment guide to learn more about state unemployment program.

The good news is that twenty six million dollars has been released for the unemployed in New Mexico. This is coming from the U.S. Department of Labor as New mexico qualified for the money by allowing the part-time employees to claim unemployment benefits. The state also gave dependents allowances for unemployment insurance beneficiaries. The money released now will be used for paying benefits and administering the unemployment insurance program.

The unemployment rate of New Mexico has been on an average ranking. The leisure and hospitality sector added 1,300 jobs and the retail industry added 300 jobs. But at the same time, the health care and the educational sector dropped 500 jobs between February and March.

For understanding the unemployment claims of the state, refer to the unemployment benefits guide.

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  1. If I’m laid off and I go back to work for three or four weeks and get laid off again do I have to do the one week waiting period before I can collect again?

  2. I was informed by the automated phone system that my claim for last week 06/12/2021 was not processed due to an outstanding issue on said claim. I have tried for four days to reach a human to assist me in this matter. It’s been impossible! Please help.

    1. Anne,

      Wish we could do something for you. This is a private forum. Please continue following up regularly. You can perhaps write them an email.

  3. I am trying to request payments from aug 2015 up until 2017 I never received a debit card and just assumed that I was denied. So i did not request payment but would like to now

    1. Katrina,

      That period is past and you might not be able to claim retroactively. Please write the office an email if you wish to.

  4. Ive provided documents that were needed and i have not receive any type of response i have went without benefits for 6 weeks could someone please contact me

    1. Sondra,

      Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim. Please follow up with the office directly.

  5. To whom it may concern, Please what is wrong with the site to claim weeks? I am at the Career Source and they said it has been acting up for 2 days. I am frustrated so I can imagine how many others are like me. I was laid off 4/16/2021. My UI is showing active but still under review. Is there anything you need from me to get this going? I will give it to you. Please July rent coming up. I am tapped from asking from family to get me thru now. Please please please any answers for me? I am begging right now. I can not be late on rent or they will not renew my lease when it is time. I can not move, to costly. I have been here for 20 years. Please any suggestions. I will pay back July rent if my UI goes thru. No reason why it shouldn’t. Please help. Thanks again, Kay

    1. Kay,

      It must be a tough time for you. This is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim. Please chase the Office directly.

  6. I just filed for my first weeks benefit and am trying to change the payment method. It does not give me the verify who you are questions?

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