36.8% unemployed in Rio Rancho in 2017


36.8 percent of Rio Rancho residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was less than the statewide total of 41.5 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Rio Rancho population reached 72,648.

Out of 45,918 people who had a job, 223 were employed in the Armed Forces and 45,695 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Rio Rancho for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
26,730
36.8
Employed
45,918
63.2
Employed in civilian labor force
45,695
62.9
Employed in armed forces
223
0.31

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