In a patronizing measure geared at those of us who just love lists, The Daily Beast
compiled one for the best and worst states in terms of job prospects. The news website used states' 2006-2016 labor department employment projections, updated that using national employment projections through 2018, "which better reflected post-meltdown realities," then factored in unemployment changes from 2006-2009. It threw all that down a rabbit hole and determined that New Mexico is the 11th best states for future employment. If your lack of health insurance hasn't hastened the deterioration of your health to the point where you're immobile, perhaps you could get that job as a senior safety consultant for PNM.