Jobless claims decline as New Mexico prepares for reopening
May 15, 2020
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fewer people filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending May 9, and state officials are hopeful that number will decline even more as New Mexico businesses prepare for the relaxing of restrictions beginning Saturday.
Numbers from the federal government show jobless claims dropped by about 35% from the previous week. In all, New Mexico has processed more than 139,000 claims since mid-March, and more than 96,000 employees — or one in eight eligible workers in the state — were receiving benefits as of early May.
The latest numbers come as New Mexico move...