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 growth||34,763|
|Close the current unemployment gap||15,991|
|Replace economic base jobs yet to be lost||110,129|
|Completely recover from the recession||160,883|
|Recover that loss proportionately by year||16,088|
View the IJC Full Report for 2013 [pdf]