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Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lewiston fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Lewiston peaked in April 2020 at 10.4% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lewiston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Idaho 2.6% -0.1 -1.2
Lewiston 2.7% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Lewiston, Idaho, National

Lewiston, Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lewiston, Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lewiston peaked in April 2020 at 3,159. There are now 2,289 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lewiston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lewiston, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lewiston 870 -11 -286

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.7% 870
March
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.8% 881
February
2022
3.8% 2.8% 2.8% 906
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 937
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 3.1% 972
November
2021
4.2% 3.2% 3.1% 972
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 3.1% 986
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 3.3% 1,030
August
2021
5.2% 3.5% 3.4% 1,077
July
2021
5.4% 3.6% 3.5% 1,118
June
2021
5.9% 3.7% 3.6% 1,142

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.