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Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lewiston rose 3.2 percentage points in July 2020 to 10.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Maine rate. The unemployment rate in Lewiston peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 0.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.9% in June 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 3.2 percentage points. You can also compare Lewiston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Maine 9.9% +3.2 +7.0
Lewiston 10.1% +3.2 +7.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Lewiston, Maine, National

Lewiston, Maine monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lewiston, Maine Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lewiston in July 2020 is at a new high of 5,831. Lewiston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lewiston, Maine) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Lewiston 5,831 +2,070 +4,213

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lewiston, Maine Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maine
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployment Rate
Lewiston
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 6.9%
July
2020
10.2% 9.9% 10.1% 5,831
June
2020
11.1% 6.7% 6.9% 3,761
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 9.4% 5,086
April
2020
14.7% 10.4% 10.1% 5,346
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 2.5% 1,396
February
2020
3.5% 3.2% 3.0% 1,683
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 3.0% 1,662
December
2019
3.5% 3.0% 3.0% 1,666
November
2019
3.5% 3.0% 3.0% 1,658
October
2019
3.6% 3.0% 3.0% 1,648
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.9% 1,637

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.