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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 7:00 pm | Updated: 1:12 am, Sun May 19, 2013.

The month of April saw the biggest boost in job growth for New Mexico since before the recession, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The data show the state gained 7,900 jobs from April 2012 to April 2013 — almost all of them in and around Albuquerque. The 1 percent growth in the economy is the largest since April 2008, according to the state Department of Workforce Solutions. The New Mexico unemployment rate now stands at 6.7 percent.

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