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Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lewiston fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 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 December 2009 at 8.4% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in August 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Lewiston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Idaho 3.0% 0.0 -0.4
Lewiston 3.1% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 January 2010 at 2,511. There are now 1,526 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 938 in August 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 47. Lewiston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lewiston, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Lewiston 985 -15 -60

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lewiston, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.1% 985
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.1% 1,000
December
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.2% 1,016
November
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.2% 1,025
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.2% 1,010
September
2017
4.2% 3.0% 3.1% 989
August
2017
4.4% 3.1% 2.9% 938
July
2017
4.3% 3.1% 3.1% 974
June
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.1% 963
May
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.2% 1,007
April
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.2% 1,018

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.