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 employment is covered under unemployment insurance law. Change y/y calculated from data.

Sector Definition

From the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS):
NAICS-logo The Construction sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems). Establishments primarily engaged in the preparation of sites for new construction and establishments primarily engaged in subdividing land for sale as building sites also are included in this sector. Construction work done may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Activities of these establishments generally are managed at a fixed place of business, but they usually perform construction activities at multiple project sites. Production responsibilities for establishments in this sector are usually specified in (1) contracts with the owners of construction projects (prime contracts) or (2) contracts with other construction establishments (subcontracts). Force account construction is construction work performed by an enterprise primarily engaged in some business other than construction for its own account, using employees of the enterprise. This activity is not included in the construction sector unless the construction work performed is the primary activity of a separate establishment of the enterprise. The installation and the ongoing repair and maintenance of telecommunications and utility networks is excluded from construction when the establishments performing the work are not independent contractors. Although a growing proportion of this work is subcontracted to independent contractors in the Construction sector, the operating units of telecommunications and utility companies performing this work are included with the telecommunications or utility activities.

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 that no covered employment was reported for the time period. *'s indicate supression of data point.
Table prepared by: Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of New Mexico
Last Revised: 03/17/2016