Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.9% with the biggest shift in Education & Healthcare, which gained 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Lewiston-Auburn, ME market rose by 206 jobs in March and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 3.9%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Lewiston-Auburn, ME unemployment rate is 15 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 130 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in March versus prior month by 7.2% and are equal compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Lewiston-Auburn, ME Unemployment March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.6% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 12,600; +200
  • Transportation & Utilities: 10,200; +100
  • Business Services: 5,900; no change
  • Government: 5,500; no change
  • Manufacturing: 5,300; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 3,700; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 2,800; no change
  • Financial Services: 2,200; no change
  • Other Jobs: 1,500; no change
  • IT & Development: 300; no change
Lewiston-Auburn, ME Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.