Sector Employment:
Prepared by: UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Source: Annual 2014 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. Numbers reflect only persons covered under unemployment insurance, not all agriculture is covered under unemployment insurance law. Change y/y calculated from data. Counties will all years suppressed or zero are disabled.

Sector Definition

From the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS):
NAICS-logo The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals from a farm, ranch, or their natural habitats. The establishments in this sector are often described as farms, ranches, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries, orchards, or hatcheries. A farm may consist of a single tract of land or a number of separate tracts which may be held under different tenures. For example, one tract may be owned by the farm operator and another rented. It may be operated by the operator alone or with the assistance of members of the household or hired employees, or it may be operated by a partnership, corporation, or other type of organization. When a landowner has one or more tenants, renters, croppers, or managers, the land operated by each is considered a farm. Excluded from the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector are establishments primarily engaged in agricultural research.

Average Weekly Wage


Sources: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program & Local Area Unemployment Statistics program in conjunction with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Zero's indicate no reported employment, *'s suppression.
Table prepared by: Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of New Mexico
Last Revised: 03/17/2016