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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 50,500 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,444 employed persons for the month. Lewiston lost 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 131 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,500 -100 -500
CPS 54,444 -131 -695

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 600 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,761 for Lewiston in January 2008. 1,317 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 51,359, Lewiston has added 3,085 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 50,500 -100 54,444 -131
January 2018 50,600 -400 54,575 -817
December 2017 51,000 400 55,392 136
November 2017 50,600 -100 55,256 58
October 2017 50,700 -200 55,198 -96
September 2017 50,900 200 55,294 40
August 2017 50,700 100 55,254 122
July 2017 50,600 -200 55,132 360
June 2017 50,800 0 54,772 -293
May 2017 50,800 100 55,065 -320
April 2017 50,700 -400 55,385 -23
March 2017 51,100 100 55,408 269