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Lewiston, Idaho Job Growth

There were 26,500 jobs in Lewiston, Idaho in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 28,126 employed persons for the month. Lewiston lost 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 879 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 26,500 -200 -2,200
CPS 28,126 -879 -2,671

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

Lewiston, Idaho 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, Idaho

CES employment for Lewiston peaked in June 2017 at 29,100. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 24,400 in April 2020, Lewiston has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 30,926 for Lewiston in February 2020. 2,800 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 26,251, Lewiston has added 1,875 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lewiston, Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 26,500 -200 28,126 -879
October 2020 26,700 -400 29,005 137
September 2020 27,100 400 28,868 95
August 2020 26,700 200 28,773 94
July 2020 26,500 1,100 28,679 635
June 2020 25,400 700 28,044 1,714
May 2020 24,700 300 26,330 79
April 2020 24,400 -4,000 26,251 -3,880
March 2020 28,400 -600 30,131 -795
February 2020 29,000 0 30,926 101
January 2020 29,000 100 30,825 -51
December 2019 28,900 200 30,876 79