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Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lewiston fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.9%. 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 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Lewiston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Idaho 2.8% +0.1 -0.6
Lewiston 2.9% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 2,217 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 868 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 74. Lewiston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lewiston, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lewiston 942 +16 -88

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 942
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.9% 926
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.8% 897
June
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.8% 901
May
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.7% 876
April
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.7% 868
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

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.