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Lewiston, Idaho Job Growth

There were 28,300 jobs in Lewiston, Idaho in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 29,743 employed persons for the month. Lewiston added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 46 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 28,300 +100 -500
CPS 29,743 +46 -1,183

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 29,000. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 26,400 in April 2020, Lewiston has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 30,926 for Lewiston in February 2020. 1,183 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 26,251, Lewiston has added 3,492 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Lewiston, Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 28,300 100 29,743 46
January 2021 28,200 -200 29,697 1,868
December 2020 28,400 300 27,829 -325
November 2020 28,100 200 28,154 -851
October 2020 27,900 -300 29,005 137
September 2020 28,200 0 28,868 95
August 2020 28,200 0 28,773 94
July 2020 28,200 700 28,679 635
June 2020 27,500 800 28,044 1,714
May 2020 26,700 300 26,330 79
April 2020 26,400 -2,300 26,251 -3,880
March 2020 28,700 -100 30,131 -795