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June 2, 2017 – New Mexico has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, despite an Albuquerque Journal report this week that found thousands of companies that are reportedly struggling to fill local jobs. Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists react to this news and discuss what hiring practices might be holding back local businesses and the economy.

Albuquerque Journal: Too many NM jobs go begging 

Line Panelists:
Elaine Baumgartel, news director at KUNM
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief for the Albuquerque Journal
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Inez Russell Gomez, opinion page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican