Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 557,800 jobs in Hawaii in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 591,010 employed persons for the month. Hawaii added 13,900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 39,655 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 557,800 +13,900 -99,900
CPS 591,010 +39,655 -57,978

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 102,400 jobs have been lost in Hawaii according to the employer survey. From a trough of 525,600 in May 2020, Hawaii has gained 32,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 669,607 in March 2017. 78,597 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 479,621, Hawaii has added 111,389 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 557,800 13,900 591,010 39,655
October 2020 543,900 11,800 551,355 29,424
September 2020 532,100 -13,500 521,931 -34,796
August 2020 545,600 -3,300 556,727 4,682
July 2020 548,900 -100 552,045 5,728
June 2020 549,000 23,400 546,317 66,696
May 2020 525,600 -3,200 479,621 -3,193
April 2020 528,800 -125,500 482,814 -166,956
March 2020 654,300 -3,800 649,770 -1,445
February 2020 658,100 -1,400 651,215 838
January 2020 659,500 -100 650,377 1,504
December 2019 659,600 1,900 648,873 -115