Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 650,100 jobs in Hawaii in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 677,702 employed persons for the month. Hawaii lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,193 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 650,100 -200 +4,500
CPS 677,702 +2,193 +17,619

Hawaii Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Hawaii as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Hawaii

CES employment peaked in August 2016 for Hawaii at 651,900. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Hawaii according to the employer survey. From a trough of 650,000 in January 2017, Hawaii has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Hawaii for March 2017 is at a new high of 677,702.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 650,100 -200 677,702 2,193
February 2017 650,300 300 675,509 1,633
January 2017 650,000 -1,900 673,876 2,188
December 2016 651,900 300 671,688 881
November 2016 651,600 800 670,807 1,199
October 2016 650,800 0 669,608 1,463
September 2016 650,800 -1,100 668,145 1,706
August 2016 651,900 3,300 666,439 1,818
July 2016 648,600 3,300 664,621 1,690
June 2016 645,300 -700 662,931 1,329
May 2016 646,000 1,400 661,602 904
April 2016 644,600 -1,000 660,698 615