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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 51,700 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,426 employed persons for the month. Lewiston added 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 287 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,700 +200 +700
CPS 55,426 +287 +1,901

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 January 2017 at 51,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,500 in February 2017, Lewiston has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,761 for Lewiston in January 2008. 335 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 51,359, Lewiston has added 4,067 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 51,700 200 55,426 287
February 2017 51,500 -300 55,139 321
January 2017 51,800 700 54,818 576
December 2016 51,100 0 54,242 -43
November 2016 51,100 100 54,285 27
October 2016 51,000 0 54,258 113
September 2016 51,000 300 54,145 153
August 2016 50,700 0 53,992 169
July 2016 50,700 200 53,823 153
June 2016 50,500 -100 53,670 100
May 2016 50,600 -200 53,570 28
April 2016 50,800 -200 53,542 17