Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 564,600 jobs in Hawaii in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 595,303 employed persons for the month. Hawaii added 4,000 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 888 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 564,600 +4,000 +55,400
CPS 595,303 +888 +96,618

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 662,300. Since then 97,700 jobs have been lost in Hawaii according to the employer survey. From a trough of 509,200 in May 2020, Hawaii has gained 55,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 666,882 in April 2017. 71,579 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 497,928, Hawaii has added 97,375 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 564,600 4,000 595,303 888
April 2021 560,600 8,500 594,415 3,533
March 2021 552,100 7,000 590,882 -4,378
February 2021 545,100 2,600 595,260 7,144
January 2021 542,500 800 588,116 -52
December 2020 541,700 9,000 588,168 -200
November 2020 532,700 10,400 588,368 35,173
October 2020 522,299 11,899 553,195 33,503
September 2020 510,400 -16,700 519,692 -33,060
August 2020 527,100 -2,700 552,752 1,512
July 2020 529,800 2,900 551,240 1,991
June 2020 526,900 17,700 549,249 50,564