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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 50,900 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,539 employed persons for the month. Lewiston lost 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,900 -300 +200
CPS 54,539 +14 +119

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 September 2018 at 51,200. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,761 for Lewiston in January 2008. 1,222 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 51,319, Lewiston has added 3,220 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 50,900 -300 54,539 14
September 2018 51,200 400 54,525 -120
August 2018 50,800 -100 54,645 -157
July 2018 50,900 -200 54,802 -18
June 2018 51,100 300 54,820 -71
May 2018 50,800 -300 54,891 74
April 2018 51,100 200 54,817 158
March 2018 50,900 300 54,659 265
February 2018 50,600 0 54,394 197
January 2018 50,600 -400 54,197 -162
December 2017 51,000 400 54,359 -35
November 2017 50,600 -100 54,394 -26