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Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lewiston fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Lewiston peaked in April 2020 at 11.2% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lewiston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Idaho 3.3% -0.2 +0.7
Lewiston 3.1% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 2,343 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 941 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 15. Lewiston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lewiston, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lewiston 956 +15 +5

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 3.1% 956
January
2021
6.3% 3.5% 3.1% 941
December
2020
6.7% 3.8% 4.4% 1,296
November
2020
6.7% 4.3% 4.4% 1,291
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 4.9% 1,482
September
2020
7.8% 6.0% 5.6% 1,698
August
2020
8.4% 4.9% 4.4% 1,328
July
2020
10.2% 5.9% 5.5% 1,654
June
2020
11.1% 7.0% 5.6% 1,657
May
2020
13.3% 8.3% 9.0% 2,593
April
2020
14.8% 11.6% 11.2% 3,299

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.