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Lewiston, Idaho Job Growth

There were 28,900 jobs in Lewiston, Idaho in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 30,423 employed persons for the month. Lewiston added 200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 94 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 28,900 +200 +400
CPS 30,423 +94 +333

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 100 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 28,400 in April 2018, Lewiston has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 30,513 for Lewiston in August 2017. 90 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a July 2018 low of 30,081, Lewiston has added 342 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Lewiston, Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 28,900 200 30,423 94
July 2019 28,700 0 30,329 41
June 2019 28,700 100 30,288 19
May 2019 28,600 100 30,269 -19
April 2019 28,500 0 30,288 -13
March 2019 28,500 -200 30,301 2
February 2019 28,700 -100 30,299 58
January 2019 28,800 100 30,241 67
December 2018 28,700 100 30,174 1
November 2018 28,600 200 30,173 13
October 2018 28,400 -300 30,160 37
September 2018 28,700 200 30,123 33