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Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lewiston fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.1%. 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 10.1% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Lewiston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Idaho 3.0% 0.0 -2.9
Lewiston 3.1% -0.1 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 3,124. There are now 2,132 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 698 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 294. Lewiston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lewiston, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lewiston 992 -16 -683

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.0% 3.1% 992
June
2021
5.9% 3.0% 3.2% 1,008
May
2021
5.8% 3.0% 3.2% 985
April
2021
6.1% 3.1% 3.0% 940
March
2021
6.0% 3.2% 2.8% 868
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 2.6% 787
January
2021
6.3% 3.5% 2.3% 698
December
2020
6.7% 3.8% 3.6% 1,116
November
2020
6.7% 4.3% 3.8% 1,174
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 3.9% 1,247
September
2020
7.8% 6.0% 5.1% 1,604

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.