Unemployment Holds Steady In Las Cruces

Las Cruces – The unemployment rate for August held steady in Las Cruces, but rose statewide.

The Las Cruces unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, just below the New Mexico's rate of 7.5 percent, a half point increase from July.

While the labor markets remains difficult statewide, the national unemployment rate is significantly worse at 9.7 percent.