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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 50,000 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,757 employed persons for the month. Lewiston added 700 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,341 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,000 +700 +1,200
CPS 52,757 +1,341 +959

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 October 2018 at 51,600. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,200 in April 2020, Lewiston has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,759 for Lewiston in January 2008. 3,002 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 48,579, Lewiston has added 4,178 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 50,000 700 52,757 1,341
June 2021 49,300 300 51,416 -64
May 2021 49,000 100 51,480 -52
April 2021 48,900 -300 51,532 -106
March 2021 49,200 500 51,638 -35
February 2021 48,700 100 51,673 -156
January 2021 48,600 -500 51,829 -134
December 2020 49,100 600 51,963 147
November 2020 48,500 -200 51,816 158
October 2020 48,700 -300 51,658 148
September 2020 49,000 -200 51,510 -721
August 2020 49,200 400 52,231 433