ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's unemployment rate remained unchanged last month at 6.4 percent.
The state Workforce Solutions Department said yesterday the unemployment rate in December was down from 6.6 percent a year ago.
The state agency says jobs have grown by 0.4 percent, a gain of 3,000 over the year.
The largest employment gains were reported in the financial activities industry, which added 3,100 jobs since December 2012.
Employment gains in retail trade rose to 1,900 jobs, its highest over-the-year increase since 2008.