• December 1, 2021
 Hunt Institute: Regional job numbers up for April; Sales, food prep and service jobs lead job listings

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Hunt Institute: Regional job numbers up for April; Sales, food prep and service jobs lead job listings

According to the latest report from the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness, during April, non-farm employment rose on both a monthly and yearly basis in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Juárez.

As far as the available jobs, as of June 8th, in El Paso, nearly 30% of all active job listings were for sales and food preparation and serving related occupations.

According to the most recent data available, non-farm employment increased in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Ciudad Juárez on a year-over-year basis in April by 8.9% (25,800 jobs), 4.4% (3,000 jobs), and 6.5% (29,100 jobs), respectively.

Overall, El Paso increased in the Services (700 jobs), Trade (200 jobs), and Manufacturing (100 jobs) sectors, but researchers say the city exhibited negative growth in the Transportation and Utilities sector (-200 jobs).

Las Cruces increased in the Services (100 jobs), Trade (100 jobs), and Manufacturing (100 jobs) sectors.

In addition to the positive numbers, researchers found that total trade increased at the majority of the top U.S.-Mexico ports of entry in the first four months of the year when compared to 2020 and 2019.

The leading ports of entry were Laredo PoE with a gain of almost $13.5 billion, El Paso PoE with a gain of nearly $5.2 billion, and Hidalgo PoE with a gain of about $3.6 billion.

To read the complete report, click here.

To read the complete report, click here.

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