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Lewiston, Idaho Job Growth

There were 24,700 jobs in Lewiston, Idaho in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 26,308 employed persons for the month. Lewiston added 300 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 57 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 24,700 +300 -3,600
CPS 26,308 +57 -3,947

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 4,400 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 24,400 in April 2020, Lewiston has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 30,926 for Lewiston in February 2020. 4,618 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 26,251, Lewiston has added 57 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Lewiston, Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 24,700 300 26,308 57
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
November 2019 28,700 0 30,797 102
October 2019 28,700 400 30,695 112
September 2019 28,300 0 30,583 111
August 2019 28,300 -100 30,472 99
July 2019 28,400 0 30,373 72
June 2019 28,400 100 30,301 46