Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 659,700 jobs in Hawaii in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 656,485 employed persons for the month. Hawaii added 1,800 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,988 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 659,700 +1,800 +3,200
CPS 656,485 -1,988 -7,969

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 in February 2019 for Hawaii is at a new high of 659,700.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 669,024 in March 2017. 12,539 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 659,700 1,800 656,485 -1,988
January 2019 657,900 -1,300 658,473 -1,575
December 2018 659,200 1,700 660,048 133
November 2018 657,500 1,100 659,915 49
October 2018 656,400 200 659,866 -356
September 2018 656,200 -100 660,222 -640
August 2018 656,300 1,200 660,862 -932
July 2018 655,100 -2,300 661,794 -904
June 2018 657,400 1,400 662,698 -801
May 2018 656,000 100 663,499 -582
April 2018 655,900 -800 664,081 -289
March 2018 656,700 200 664,370 -84