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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 48,800 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,924 employed persons for the month. Lewiston added 1,700 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,427 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 48,800 +1,700 -2,300
CPS 51,924 +1,427 -1,992

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 January 2020 at 51,900. Since then 3,100 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,100 in April 2020, Lewiston has gained 3,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,729 for Lewiston in January 2008. 3,805 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 47,612, Lewiston has added 4,312 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 48,800 1,700 51,924 1,427
June 2020 47,100 1,000 50,497 1,413
May 2020 46,100 1,000 49,084 1,472
April 2020 45,100 -6,700 47,612 -6,761
March 2020 51,800 -100 54,373 117
February 2020 51,900 0 54,256 63
January 2020 51,900 100 54,193 -140
December 2019 51,800 200 54,333 70
November 2019 51,600 0 54,263 91
October 2019 51,600 0 54,172 103
September 2019 51,600 300 54,069 94
August 2019 51,300 200 53,975 59