Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 599,900 jobs in Hawaii in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 644,909 employed persons for the month. Hawaii lost 300 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 558 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 599,900 -300 +35,700
CPS 644,909 +558 +26,057

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 January 2020 for Hawaii at 664,600. Since then 64,700 jobs have been lost in Hawaii according to the employer survey. From a trough of 507,500 in May 2020, Hawaii has gained 92,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 682,060 in May 2017. 37,151 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 500,444, Hawaii has added 144,465 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 599,900 -300 644,909 558
February 2022 600,200 2,900 644,351 175
January 2022 597,300 1,000 644,176 1,599
December 2021 596,300 1,500 642,577 829
November 2021 594,800 400 641,748 786
October 2021 594,400 100 640,962 1,326
September 2021 594,300 -3,200 639,636 1,352
August 2021 597,500 -4,000 638,284 2,116
July 2021 601,500 12,900 636,168 2,823
June 2021 588,600 7,300 633,345 4,031
May 2021 581,300 4,800 629,314 4,770
April 2021 576,500 12,300 624,544 5,692