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New Mexico Counties Thriving in Bad Economy

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New Mexico -  New Mexico remains one of the poorest states in the nation, but Roosevelt and Curry Counties are thriving.

Wage increases over the years, and small drops in unemployment indicate that things are improving.

Last year, annual wages in Roosevelt County increased by 1.5% , and 3.5% in Curry County.

Local officials also say Cannon Air Force Base, and enrollment growth at ENMU help keep the economy growing.