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Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lewiston fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.9%. 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 11.2% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Lewiston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Idaho 4.8% -0.7 +1.9
Lewiston 4.9% 0.0 +1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 3,299. There are now 1,845 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,328 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 126. Lewiston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lewiston, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Lewiston 1,454 -28 +452

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.8% 4.9% 1,454
October
2020
6.9% 5.5% 4.9% 1,482
September
2020
7.8% 6.1% 5.6% 1,698
August
2020
8.4% 4.2% 4.4% 1,328
July
2020
10.2% 5.1% 5.5% 1,654
June
2020
11.1% 5.8% 5.6% 1,657
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 9.0% 2,593
April
2020
14.8% 11.8% 11.2% 3,299
March
2020
4.4% 2.5% 3.0% 917
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 3.0% 951
January
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.1% 992

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.