- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 6.8 percent in November, unchanged from the previous two months.

By comparison, the state’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in November 2014.

The 3,000 nonfarm job increase for October was the state’s 39th consecutive month of over-the-year employment growth.

State Department of Workforce Solutions officials said Friday that seven economic sectors lost jobs last month and six added jobs.

The industry with the largest and fastest over-the-year employment growth in November was leisure and hospitality, which was up 3,100 jobs.

Education and health services added 2,900 jobs and professional and business services added 2,800 jobs.

Mining lost 2,900 jobs in November while manufacturing, transportation, warehousing and utilities all had 1,100 jobs losses.

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