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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 51,700 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,982 employed persons for the month. Lewiston added 500 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 60 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,700 +500 +900
CPS 53,982 +60 -95

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 in April 2019 is at a new high of 51,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,729 for Lewiston in January 2008. 1,747 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 51,344, Lewiston has added 2,638 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 51,700 500 53,982 60
March 2019 51,200 200 53,922 40
February 2019 51,000 100 53,882 -15
January 2019 50,900 100 53,897 -23
December 2018 50,800 400 53,920 -1
November 2018 50,400 -500 53,921 -11
October 2018 50,900 0 53,932 -16
September 2018 50,900 200 53,948 -19
August 2018 50,700 0 53,967 -35
July 2018 50,700 -300 54,002 -28
June 2018 51,000 0 54,030 -27
May 2018 51,000 200 54,057 -20