- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained a 6.2 percent in June, unchanged from May and down from 6.6 percent a year earlier.

The state Department of Workforce Solutions reports that the state’s economy lost 2,400 jobs since May but added 14,000 jobs compared with June 2015.

Bernalillo County is the state’s most populous county. Its June unemployment rate was 6.1 percent.

The two counties with the highest employment rates in June were Luna County at 11.5 percent and McKinley County at 10.1 percent.

The counties with the month’s lowest employment rates were Union and De Baca counties at 4.1 percent and 5.2 percent respectively.


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