Overall unemployment rate moved up to 2.9% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Lewiston, ID-WA market declined by 303 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 2.9%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Lewiston, ID-WA unemployment rate is 94 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 50 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in June versus prior month by -3.2% 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 June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.0% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 5,400; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 5,200; no change
  • Government: 5,200; -100
  • Manufacturing: 4,500; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 3,100; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 1,800; +100
  • Business Services: 1,500; +100
  • Financial Services: 1,400; no change
  • Other Jobs: 900; no change
  • IT & Development: 400; no change
Lewiston, ID-WA Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.