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New Mexico unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent in January

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s unemployment rate is down.

The state Department of Workforce Solutions reports that the seasonally adjusted rate in January was 5.9 percent, down from 6 percent in December and 6.7 percent in January 2014.

The department reports that the state’s nonfarm employment had 10,200 more jobs in January compared with January 2014, an increase of 1.3 percent.

According to the department, education and health services led the January increases in employment.

Overall, nine industries added jobs while four lost jobs in January.

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