Department of Numbers

Lewiston, Idaho Job Growth

There were 28,700 jobs in Lewiston, Idaho in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 30,573 employed persons for the month. Lewiston lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 269 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 28,700 -100 +100
CPS 30,573 -269 -480

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 300 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 28,400 in April 2018, Lewiston has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 31,544 for Lewiston in December 2018. 971 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lewiston, Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 28,700 -100 30,573 -269
January 2019 28,800 100 30,842 -702
December 2018 28,700 100 31,544 17
November 2018 28,600 200 31,527 253
October 2018 28,400 -300 31,274 226
September 2018 28,700 200 31,048 107
August 2018 28,500 0 30,941 -57
July 2018 28,500 0 30,998 -87
June 2018 28,500 -100 31,085 8
May 2018 28,600 200 31,077 41
April 2018 28,400 -100 31,036 -58
March 2018 28,500 -100 31,094 41