Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.4% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which lost 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Lewiston, ID-WA market rose by 368 jobs in February and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 3.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 28 bps over the same time to 4.1%.

  • Lewiston, ID-WA unemployment rate is 74 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 70 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in February versus prior month by 2% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Lewiston, ID-WA Unemployment February 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.3%. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 5,300; -100
  • Education & Healthcare: 5,200; no change
  • Government: 5,200; no change
  • Manufacturing: 4,400; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 2,900; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 1,600; no change
  • Business Services: 1,400; no change
  • Financial Services: 1,400; no change
  • Other Jobs: 900; no change
  • IT & Development: 400; no change
Lewiston, ID-WA Unemployment by Industry February 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through February 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 6, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.