Study: Los Alamos County Tops List Of Most Paycheck Friendly Places In New Mexico

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Who doesn’t love payday? The influx of cash makes people ecstatic. SmartAsset, a financial technology company, set out to find the most paycheck friendly places in New Mexico, and Los Alamos County tops the list:
 
Rank
County
Semi-Monthly Paycheck
Purchasing Power
Unemployment Rate
Income Growth
Paycheck Friendliness Index
1
Los Alamos
$1,618
3.22x
4.8%
1.1%
63.94
2
De Baca
$1,618
1.27x
5.2%
6.4%
51.63
3
Lea
$1,618
1.85x
9.7%
5.2%
50.67
4
Eddy
$1,618
1.70x
6.7%
2.9%
49.80
5
Catron
$1,618
1.31x
7.0%
5.3%
48.72
6
Curry
$1,618
1.38x
5.5%
1.9%
46.99
7
Sandoval 
$1,618
1.80x
7.1%
0.1%
46.96
8
Santa Fe
$1,618
1.59x
5.5%
0.0%
46.67
9
Bernalillo
$1,618
1.52x
6.1%
1.0%
46.49
10
Chaves
$1,618
1.39x
7.5%
2.2%
45.13
 
Top counties were weighed based on local purchasing power, income growth, and unemployment rate.
 
Additional details on the study, including methodology and an interactive map, can be found here: https://smartasset.com/taxes/new-mexico-paycheck-calculator#newmexico/overall
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