Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 3.0% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Lewiston-Auburn, ME market declined by 218 jobs in May and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Lewiston-Auburn, ME unemployment rate is 38 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 220 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 6% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Lewiston-Auburn, ME Unemployment May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 12,600; -100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,800; no change
  • Business Services: 6,100; +100
  • Government: 5,500; -100
  • Manufacturing: 5,400; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 4,100; +200
  • Construction, Mining: 2,900; 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 May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.