Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 664,700 jobs in Hawaii in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 670,375 employed persons for the month. Hawaii added 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,409 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 664,700 +300 +10,900
CPS 670,375 -1,409 +2,377

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 2018 for Hawaii at 667,100. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Hawaii according to the employer survey. From a trough of 664,400 in September 2018, Hawaii has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 673,369 in July 2018. 2,994 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 664,700 300 670,375 -1,409
September 2018 664,400 -2,700 671,784 -952
August 2018 667,100 2,600 672,736 -633
July 2018 664,500 1,700 673,369 9
June 2018 662,800 -800 673,360 503
May 2018 663,600 2,000 672,857 1,097
April 2018 661,600 300 671,760 1,213
March 2018 661,300 200 670,547 1,157
February 2018 661,100 2,100 669,390 737
January 2018 659,000 2,000 668,653 471
December 2017 657,000 4,200 668,182 78
November 2017 652,800 -1,000 668,104 106