New Mexico's Job Hesitancy

It predates stimmy checks and extra unemployment bennies

Source: KIVA calculation of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data

Last week, KIVA was the first media outlet in the state to report that New Mexico ranks a mere tenth of a percentage point behind Hawaii for the highest unemployment in the nation.

Believe it or not, things could be worse.

Ironically, one of the reasons that joblessness isn’t greater in the L…

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