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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 51,000 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,054 employed persons for the month. Lewiston added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 53 (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 51,000 +100 +100
CPS 54,054 +53 -340

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

Lewiston, Maine 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, Maine

CES employment for Lewiston peaked in March 2016 at 51,100. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,400 in November 2018, Lewiston has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,761 for Lewiston in January 2008. 1,707 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 51,319, Lewiston has added 2,735 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 51,000 100 54,054 53
January 2019 50,900 100 54,001 -74
December 2018 50,800 400 54,075 -376
November 2018 50,400 -500 54,451 -45
October 2018 50,900 0 54,496 -29
September 2018 50,900 200 54,525 -120
August 2018 50,700 0 54,645 -157
July 2018 50,700 -300 54,802 -18
June 2018 51,000 0 54,820 -71
May 2018 51,000 200 54,891 74
April 2018 50,800 -200 54,817 158
March 2018 51,000 100 54,659 265