Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 659,300 jobs in Hawaii in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 650,332 employed persons for the month. Hawaii lost 300 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,459 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 659,300 -300 +1,500
CPS 650,332 +1,459 +1,881

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 June 2018 for Hawaii at 660,200. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Hawaii according to the employer survey. From a trough of 652,800 in August 2019, Hawaii has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 669,607 in March 2017. 19,275 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey. From a May 2019 low of 644,353, Hawaii has added 5,979 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 659,300 -300 650,332 1,459
December 2019 659,600 1,900 648,873 -115
November 2019 657,700 1,400 648,988 140
October 2019 656,300 600 648,848 965
September 2019 655,700 2,900 647,883 1,300
August 2019 652,800 -1,900 646,583 1,196
July 2019 654,700 1,000 645,387 857
June 2019 653,700 -700 644,530 177
May 2019 654,400 700 644,353 -424
April 2019 653,700 -3,900 644,777 -950
March 2019 657,600 -1,300 645,727 -1,285
February 2019 658,900 1,100 647,012 -1,439