Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 654,100 jobs in Hawaii in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 678,280 employed persons for the month. Hawaii added 1,000 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 794 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 654,100 +1,000 +8,100
CPS 678,280 -794 +16,678

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 in May 2017 for Hawaii is at a new high of 654,100.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 679,074 in April 2017. 794 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 654,100 1,000 678,280 -794
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
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