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 Information sector comprises establishments engaged in the following processes: (a) producing and distributing information and cultural products, (b) providing the means to transmit or distribute these products as well as data or communications, and (c) processing data. The main components of this sector are the publishing industries, including software publishing, and both traditional publishing and publishing exclusively on the Internet; the motion picture and sound recording industries; the broadcasting industries, including traditional broadcasting and those broadcasting exclusively over the Internet; the telecommunications industries; Web search portals, data processing industries, and the information services industries. The expressions ''information age'' and ''global information economy'' are used with considerable frequency today. The general idea of an ''information economy'' includes both the notion of industries primarily producing, processing, and distributing information, as well as the idea that every industry is using available information and information technology to reorganize and make themselves more productive. Many of the industries in the NAICS Information sector are engaged in producing products protected by copyright law, or in distributing them (other than distribution by traditional wholesale and retail methods). Examples are traditional publishing industries, software and directory and mailing list publishing industries, and film and sound industries. Broadcasting and telecommunications industries and information providers and processors are also included in the Information sector, because their technologies are so closely linked to other industries in the Information sector.

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