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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 51,600 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,260 employed persons for the month. Lewiston lost 400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 62 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,600 -400 +500
CPS 55,260 +62 +975

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 October 2017 at 52,000. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,761 for Lewiston in January 2008. 501 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 51,359, Lewiston has added 3,901 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 51,600 -400 55,260 62
October 2017 52,000 300 55,198 -96
September 2017 51,700 100 55,294 40
August 2017 51,600 -100 55,254 122
July 2017 51,700 200 55,132 360
June 2017 51,500 300 54,772 -293
May 2017 51,200 -200 55,065 -320
April 2017 51,400 -200 55,385 -23
March 2017 51,600 100 55,408 269
February 2017 51,500 -300 55,139 321
January 2017 51,800 700 54,818 576
December 2016 51,100 0 54,242 -43