2013 Predicament

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The Council found that New Mexico needs more than 160,000 new economic base jobs in order to recover to pre-recession employment levels by 2023. That averages to about 16,000 new economic base jobs per year.

New economic base jobs needed to:

Support new population growth34,763
Close the current unemployment gap15,991
Replace economic base jobs yet to be lost110,129
Completely recover from the recession160,883
Recover that loss proportionately by year16,088

View the IJC Full Report for 2013 [pdf]