The chart below shows employment growth by state. Its divided up by the last month, the last year, 3 year, and 5 year.
In the five year map, a vast majority of states showed negative growth, which is understandable considering the 2008 crisis.
What is worthy of note is that for the 3 year growth rate, New Mexico is one of two states that showed negative employment growth (and was the worse off of the two). The year over year, New Mexico is one of a handful of states that continued to show a loss in employment.
But take comfort in that we had .29% growth last month!