Sep 01 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Well-Being in New Mexico

2020-09-02T10:23:23-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Fact sheet COVID-19 and the resulting recession have caused great hardship for many New Mexico children and their families. This fact sheet looks at some of the areas where children have been impacted, including their economic and food security, and education. (State-level data on various indicators of child well-being)

Jul 30 2020

124,000 New Mexicans Could Miss Out on Federal Stimulus Payments

2020-09-17T16:44:25-06:00Economic Security Publications, Publications|

Fact sheet The stimulus checks that went out as part of the federal COVID-19 relief can have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families most impacted by the pandemic, providing money to help them pay bills, cover necessary expenses, and pay for the things they need most right now. The money would also give state and local economies a much-needed boost.

Jul 13 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: The HEROES Act

2020-07-23T10:19:27-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Fact sheet (ninth in the series) The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession are wreaking havoc on New Mexico and have led to high unemployment. Federal funding is needed to help the state and local governments to ensure that health care, education, first responders, and other services continue uninterrupted. The HEROES Act could be that tool -- if it is passed by the U.S. Senate and signed by the president. (State-level data on unemployment)

Jun 22 2020

New Mexico’s 2020 KIDS COUNT profile

2020-06-22T14:50:34-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

State data sheet New Mexico ranks 50th in the nation in child well-being for the fourth time since 2013. This state profile shows how our children are faring on the 16 indicators of child well-being used in the national KIDS COUNT rankings. (State-level data on the 16 indicators of child well-being.)

Jun 10 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Housing Assistance

2020-07-14T11:31:58-06:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (seventh in the series) Poverty, the lack of affordable housing, and other aspects of housing insecurity were already problematic in New Mexico before the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn. If these additional challenges push families into crowded housing or homelessness, the risk of contagion will increase. Federal stimulus has helped, but much more is needed. (State-level data on housing challenges and poverty)

May 19 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Unemployment Insurance

2020-07-14T11:50:19-06:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet (fifth in the series) The safety measures put in place across the nation to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to massive worker layoffs. This has, in turn, overwhelmed the ability of most states to keep up with unemployment insurance claims. This fact sheet looks at how the stimulus passed by Congress will help New Mexico's laid-off workers. (State-level data on unemployment)

May 14 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Fiscal Relief for Tribes, States & Cities

2020-07-14T10:34:34-06:00Economic Security Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet (fourth in the series) Tribes, states, and local governments are facing enormous costs in their attempt to contain, treat, and respond to this unprecedented public health emergency. Simultaneously, tax revenues are falling with the plummeting economic activity. Federal legislation was passed to help address the immense revenue needs for New Mexico and all the other states, but more will be needed in the future.

May 11 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Small Business Provisions

2020-07-14T10:37:08-06:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (third in the series) Small businesses are the backbone of New Mexico's economy. While some of the federal aid packages passed by Congress aim to help small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic, few New Mexico businesses are likely to benefit. (State-level data on small business demographics)

May 07 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Food Assistance

2020-07-14T11:13:46-06:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (second in the series) With food insecurity already a big problem before the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic slump has only made it worse. Some of the federal aid packages passed by Congress allow states to expand their SNAP programs, which will help. This fact sheet looks at what this means for New Mexico. (State-level data on food insecurity)

May 05 2020

How the Federal COVID-19 Response Impacts New Mexico: Stimulus Checks

2020-07-14T11:20:38-06:00Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact sheet (first in the series) Stimulus checks – also called rebates – were in one of the aid packages passed by Congress to help Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. This fact sheet looks at who gets them, how much they will receive, who is left out, and what is left to be done. (State-level data on factors of economic well-being)

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