Department of Numbers

Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 51,100 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,328 employed persons for the month. Lewiston added 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 91 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,100 +100 +1,600
CPS 52,328 -91 +245

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 December 2018 at 51,700. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,300 in April 2020, Lewiston has gained 5,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,759 for Lewiston in January 2008. 3,431 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 48,804, Lewiston has added 3,524 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 51,100 100 52,328 -91
August 2022 51,000 -100 52,419 -27
July 2022 51,100 300 52,446 20
June 2022 50,800 300 52,426 50
May 2022 50,500 -100 52,376 27
April 2022 50,600 -100 52,349 2
March 2022 50,700 200 52,347 95
February 2022 50,500 200 52,252 110
January 2022 50,300 400 52,142 39
December 2021 49,900 100 52,103 -3
November 2021 49,800 100 52,106 -1
October 2021 49,700 200 52,107 24