Department of Numbers

Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Job Growth

There were 50,700 jobs in Lewiston, Maine in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,770 employed persons for the month. Lewiston lost 300 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 33 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lewiston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,700 -300 -200
CPS 53,770 -33 -162

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 April 2019 at 51,400. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Lewiston according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 55,729 for Lewiston in January 2008. 1,959 jobs have been lost in Lewiston since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 51,344, Lewiston has added 2,426 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Lewiston, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 50,700 -300 53,770 -33
September 2019 51,000 -300 53,803 -73
August 2019 51,300 0 53,876 -21
July 2019 51,300 100 53,897 -37
June 2019 51,200 -100 53,934 -4
May 2019 51,300 -100 53,938 -16
April 2019 51,400 200 53,954 32
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