New Mexico’s job growth has reached a 12-year high, fueled by private sector job creation. For too long, New Mexico’s economy has been dependent on federal government spending. That’s why Governor Martinez went to work to diversify our economy by helping small businesses and private companies grow jobs in New Mexico. By enacting job creation measures, investing in infrastructure, and cutting taxes and fees 61 times, our economy is now more diverse than ever. Our unemployment rate has dropped from 7.8% to 4.6% and our job growth has reached a twelve year high, adding over 51,000 new private sector jobs and attracting companies like Facebook, Netflix, Safelite, and Union Pacific.