Jobs are hard to come by in New Mexico — the state is tied for last in job growth with Kentucky and is one of just four states where non-farm payroll is contracting or showing zero expansion. Wages are remaining flat, with 2013 personal income growth up only 1.7 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Last in job growth, the state ranks 48th in income growth among the states, with per capita income of $36,284 at 43rd and 81 percent of the national average of $44,543 a year.
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