Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 656,500 jobs in Hawaii in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 670,317 employed persons for the month. Hawaii lost 1,300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,100 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 656,500 -1,300 +4,900
CPS 670,317 -1,100 -490

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 September 2017 for Hawaii at 658,400. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Hawaii according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 679,074 in April 2017. 8,757 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 656,500 -1,300 670,317 -1,100
October 2017 657,800 -600 671,417 -352
September 2017 658,400 2,600 671,769 -590
August 2017 655,800 -2,400 672,359 -2,245
July 2017 658,200 3,900 674,604 -1,798
June 2017 654,300 400 676,402 -1,854
May 2017 653,900 800 678,256 -818
April 2017 653,100 3,000 679,074 1,374
March 2017 650,100 -200 677,700 2,191
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