That number rose to 150,000 by the summer of 2020, at the peak of the pandemic.Claims eventually dipped, but rose again around Thanksgiving-- during another spike in COVID-19 cases in New Mexico.Tourism and hospitality continues to be the most-impacted industry.
Dept. of Workforce Solutions Sec. Bill McCamley About 100,000 New Mexicans are receiving unemployment benefits right now. Many of those people lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and some of those jobs may not come back. But there are employment areas that are growing. New Mexico’s Department of Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley told KUNM’s Khalil Ekulona about these growing areas, and said now is the time to plan for what work will look like in the future. BILL MCCAMLEY: There is going to be
Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley directs people into a COVID-19 testing site on Camino Entrada in Santa Fe. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal New Mexico surpassed the 180,000-case mark after recording 571 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Fourteen deaths were also reported in the afternoon update issued by state health officials. The seven-day rolling averages are 439 cases and 18 deaths a day. This time last month, the averages were 1,304 cases and 23 deaths
/ Creative Commons About 100,000 New Mexicans are on the state’s rolls for unemployment insurance right now. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them qualify for longer-than-usual periods of benefits that expired last year, but have now been reinstated and extended to March 13. Extended aid for people unemployed because of COVID-19 is again available through New Mexico’s unemployment insurance system after more than a month’s delay in benefits. Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley said people
Dept. of Health Communications Director Matt Bieber, Secretary of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley, Las Cruces Assistant City Manager Eric Enriquez, District 2 Las Cruces City Councilor Tessa Abeyta join Voice of the Public to discuss vaccine distribution in New Mexico and specifically Las Cruces. Dept. of Health Communications Director Matt Bieber, Secretary of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley, Las Cruces Assistant City Manager Eric Enriquez, District 2 Las Cruces City Councilor Tessa Abeyta join Voice of
Sec. Bill McCamley By the end of January, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) will have paid out more than $3 billion in unemployment benefits since last March, when public health orders closed businesses around the state in response to COVID-19. New Mexico’s total annual budget is about $7.2 billion. NMDWS Sec. Bill McCamley said the department processed slightly more than 100,000 weekly unemployment claims in mid-January. That compares to a peak of more than 150,000 last June. The week
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Labor officials in New Mexico have said residents receiving unemployment benefits should expect an extra $300 a week added to their benefits. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions announced Wednesday that it will begin paying some benefits approved under a federal relief bill passed in late 2020. “Gov. (Michelle) Lujan Grisham’s administration understands how hard this situation is right now, and staff at the Department of Workforce Solutions are doing everything we
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexicans receiving unemployment benefits can expect to see an extra $300 added to their weekly benefits soon. However, unemployed New Mexicans who have exhausted their benefits will have to wait for additional guidance. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions announced Wednesday that it will begin paying some benefits approved under the federal Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020. “Gov. (Michelle) Lujan Grisham’s administration understands how hard this
"Studies consistently show higher wages mean more children are healthier, do better in school and are less likely to be neglected or abused,” said Bill McCamley, Cabinet Secretary of New Mexico Workforce Solutions, shown here during a 2019 visit to Taos. Doug Cantwell/Taos News It looks like the new year may start a little brighter for some New Mexicans as the minimum wage increase goes into effect on January 1. The increase, which raises the minimum wage from $9 to $10.50 an hour, is in accordance with an
More unemployment money sent across state as well as food help in the Duke City More unemployment money sent across state as well as food help in the Duke City DAILY CORONAVIRUS UPDATES BY EMAIL More unemployment money sent across state as well as food help in the Duke City Throughout the pandemic you've likely heard about the millions of dollars in relief money the government has spent to help those in need.And that's just here in our state.KOAT found out just how much has gone to New Mexicans, and the numbers
DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS NEWS New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) advises employers and workers that New Mexico’s minimum wage is increasing, effective Friday, January 1st, 2021. This increase is in accordance with an amendment to the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham on April 1, 2019. Beginning Jan. 2021: State minimum wage: $10.50 per hour State tipped minimum wage: $2.55 per hour “Governor Lujan Grisham, and the rest of this administration,
John Moore | Getty Images News | Getty Images A $900 billion Covid relief bill offers workers an extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits. It would be available to more than 20 million people collecting benefits. State labor officials don't know when it may arrive. President Donald Trump must first sign the bill into law. He's threatening not to do so in order to send larger stimulus checks to households. More than 20 million Americans are eagerly anticipating a $300 boost to their weekly unemployment benefits.
With the federal relief package, Americans who make less than $75,000 a year will likely get $600 in stimulus money. New Mexicans will also get extra cash they have dependent children, $600 per child.The feds say the stimulus checks could reach bank accounts within a week or two.Also in the federal relief package is help for people on unemployment, an extra $300. "Please be patient with us. We we don't know how long this is going to take yet. We have not received the final rules. We sure as heck don't have the
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – After a months-long gridlock, Congress is expected to pass a $900 billion stimulus package Monday night. It includes another stimulus check and a boost for people on unemployment but it could be a while before New Mexicans see money in their bank accounts. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has been inundated with unemployment-related calls all year. They ask that people continue to be patient with this next expected round of money because they too are still waiting for federal
Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley discusses aid to unemployed New Mexicans and Economist Dr. Jim Peach joins in the second half of the program to discuss the economic challenge moving forward. Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley discusses aid to unemployed New Mexicans and Economist Dr. Jim Peach joins in the second half of the program to discuss the economic challenge moving forward.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As Congress continues to debate a relief bill that could extend a pair of much-used federal unemployment programs into 2021, New Mexico Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley said the state would work quickly to put the programs back in place once it gets federal guidance. During a virtual town hall earlier this week, McCamley provided an update on the two federal programs slated to disappear after the week of Dec. 26 and the workforce department’s efforts to send out a $1,200 one-time
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of residents in New Mexico who are collecting unemployment benefits have started to receive an extra $1,200 state stimulus in their payments, officials said. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions announced on Friday that the payments would be made to about 130,000 people who qualified for benefits in late November and early December or to people who exhausted their benefits between Sept. 12 and Nov. 5. About 12,000 payments were distributed on Monday, department