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New Mexico unemployment numbers improve slightly

Updated : August 4th, 2020

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. I have $219.00 left on my UE and still no work due to covid-19 will i be able to get a extension on my UE and will it cover the last two weeks. I request payment tomorrow.

  2. My bf was laid off in April he got the the 600 to start with now he is only getting the unemployment and no extra when we hear ppl getting 3 checks totaling 40k that might be lies but still that is bullshit.

  3. I Sharon Bland or Sharon Scott or Sharon Ann Mccraw
    Use my phone to claim two of my boyfriends and my own benefits. Is that ok ?

  4. I’m getting pua on employment and it was supposed to be backdated to May 27th when I wasn’t ableable to start my new job and somehow it’s August 24th they said it would be backdated been sending messages and pua people keep saying they have emailed you guys too but nobody gets back to me who do I need to contact about this thank you

  5. I check my checking account balance every week but I cannot tell if I am getting my 300.00 extra unemployment. Also. How can I tell if I got my back time unemployment .

    1. Thelma,

      I did not understand what you meant. Please reach out to the Unemployment Office for precise answers to all your questions.

  6. I have exhausted my UI and all extensions. Not eligible for Fed Ed. Does EDD open a PUA claim for me. Or do I have to aoole for it. Its been past 30 days since receiving my Fed Ed denial letter.

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