- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico’s unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in April, up from 6.1 percent in March, while the state continued a long string of over-the-year job growth.

The Department of Workforce Solutions said Wednesday the economy added 12,600 nonfarm jobs in April compared with April 2014, when the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.7 percent.

The department said April was New Mexico’s 32nd consecutive month with over-the-year employment growth.

Eleven economic sectors added jobs in the past year while two - construction and financial activities - lost jobs.

The department said employment growth has generally been trending upward since September 2009, with the pace of growth accelerating in October 2013.

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