Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 620,600 jobs in Hawaii in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 652,291 employed persons for the month. Hawaii added 1,700 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,761 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 620,600 +1,700 +25,800
CPS 652,291 -1,761 +10,543

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 44,000 jobs have been lost in Hawaii according to the employer survey. From a trough of 507,500 in May 2020, Hawaii has gained 113,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 682,060 in May 2017. 29,769 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 500,444, Hawaii has added 151,847 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 620,600 1,700 652,291 -1,761
October 2022 618,900 4,200 654,052 808
September 2022 614,700 2,300 653,244 1,604
August 2022 612,400 1,300 651,640 2,148
July 2022 611,100 6,500 649,492 1,167
June 2022 604,600 1,200 648,325 712
May 2022 603,400 -1,200 647,613 1,936
April 2022 604,600 3,100 645,677 740
March 2022 601,500 1,300 644,937 586
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