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Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lewiston fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Lewiston peaked in December 2009 at 8.4% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Lewiston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Idaho 2.7% 0.0 -0.3
Lewiston 3.0% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 January 2010 at 2,514. There are now 1,546 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 940 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 28. Lewiston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lewiston, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Lewiston 968 +23 -64

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 2.7% 3.0% 968
September
2018
3.7% 2.7% 3.0% 945
August
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.9% 940
July
2018
3.9% 2.9% 3.2% 1,030
June
2018
4.0% 2.9% 3.2% 1,044
May
2018
3.8% 2.9% 3.2% 1,029
April
2018
3.9% 2.9% 3.1% 1,009
March
2018
4.1% 2.9% 3.0% 972
February
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.1% 990
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.1% 1,006
December
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.2% 1,012

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.