Socioeconomic Impacts in New Mexico

The BLM's management of public lands in New Mexico supported more than 85,300 jobs in Fiscal Year 2012.  Most of the jobs were related to oil and gas, which resulted in an economic impact of about $6.2 billion.  The overall BLM economic impact was about $7.8 billion.  This table provides employment and economic output by category.  Economic output data are in millions of dollars.


SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS
Energy
Recreation
Timber
Grazing


Category

Impacts

 

Employment

Output ($million)

 

Direct

Total

Direct

Total

Recreation

1,411

1,970

111.8

172.3

Energy 

Oil and Gas

40,661

73,726

9,118.5

12,931.3

Coal

873

1,708

268.9

367.3

Non-Metallic Minerals*

2,875

5,284

654.2

942

Wind

Geothermal

20

35

6.9

8.7

Solar

Total Energy1

44,429

80,721

10,048.5

14,249.3

Timber

18

38

5

14.2

Grazing

1,967

2,617

104

180.5

Total, All Categories1

47,825

85,347

10,269.3

14,616.3

1Totals may not add up exactly, owing to rounding.

*Does not include hardrock minerals.


Jobs and Revenue: Click States for Data
Colorado: 28,260 jobs supported; $6.8 billion overall economic impact Wyoming: 95,599 jobs supported; $26.7 billion overall economic impact New Mexico: 58,034 jobs supported; $12.6 billion overall economic impact Kansas: 394 jobs supported; $74.5 million overall economic impact North Dakota: 6,328 jobs supported; $1.4 billion overall economic impact Oklahoma: 1,160 jobs supported; $253.2 million overall economic impact Texas: 1,269 jobs supported; $375.1 million overall economic impact Eastern States: 5,330 jobs supported; $1.1 billion overall economic impact South Dakota: 143 jobs supported; $22.4 million overall economic impact Nebraska: 179 jobs supported; $34.9 million overall economic impact Montana: 9,679 jobs supported; $1.5 billion overall economic impact Idaho: 7,266 jobs supported; $798 million overall economic impact Utah: 30,594 jobs supported; $6.1 billion overall economic impact Arizona: 4,855 jobs supported; $517.9 million overall economic impact Washington: 403 jobs supported; $53.3 million overall economic impact Oregon: 9,935 jobs supported; $1.3 billion overall economic impact Nevada: 5,009 jobs supported; $628.9 million overall economic impact California: 22,870 jobs supported; $4.9 billion overall economic impact Alaska: 1,084 jobs supported; $254.7 million overall economic impact

Related Content Available

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