Unemployment Rate Up in New Mexico

By Martin Barbosa

Published 08/18 2014 05:02PM

Updated 08/18 2014 09:12PM

SANTA FE -- The unemployment rate in New Mexico is up.

According to the Department of Workforce, the unemployment rate has risen to 6.6-percent in July, up from 6.5-percent in June.

However despite the increase, officials say the rate is actually lower compared to the same time last year which was 7-percent.

Officials say that's thanks to increased employment in education and health jobs.

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