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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 51,100 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,448 employed persons for the month. Lewiston lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 87 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,100 -200 +500
CPS 54,448 -87 +1,747

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lewiston, Maine Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lewiston as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Lewiston, Maine

CES employment for Lewiston peaked in July 2016 at 51,400. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,000 in August 2016, Lewiston has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,761 for Lewiston in January 2008. 1,313 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 51,317, Lewiston has added 3,131 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 51,100 -200 54,448 -87
November 2016 51,300 -100 54,535 158
October 2016 51,400 200 54,377 142
September 2016 51,200 200 54,235 289
August 2016 51,000 -400 53,946 396
July 2016 51,400 200 53,550 375
June 2016 51,200 100 53,175 40
May 2016 51,100 -100 53,135 200
April 2016 51,200 0 52,935 -62
March 2016 51,200 100 52,997 -153
February 2016 51,100 200 53,150 151
January 2016 50,900 300 52,999 298