Department of Numbers

Hawaii Job Growth

There were 664,200 jobs in Hawaii in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 646,992 employed persons for the month. Hawaii added 3,200 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,744 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Hawaii job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 664,200 +3,200 +5,000
CPS 646,992 +1,744 -13,056

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 December 2019 for Hawaii is at a new high of 664,200.

CPS employment in Hawaii reached a maximum of 669,024 in March 2017. 22,032 jobs have been lost in Hawaii since then according to the household survey. From a September 2019 low of 642,579, Hawaii has added 4,413 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 664,200 3,200 646,992 1,744
November 2019 661,000 -1,100 645,248 1,561
October 2019 662,100 0 643,687 1,108
September 2019 662,100 3,500 642,579 -491
August 2019 658,600 -100 643,070 -1,418
July 2019 658,700 0 644,488 -2,052
June 2019 658,700 400 646,540 -2,333
May 2019 658,300 -1,100 648,873 -2,580
April 2019 659,400 900 651,453 -2,687
March 2019 658,500 -400 654,140 -2,318
February 2019 658,900 1,000 656,458 -2,015
January 2019 657,900 -1,300 658,473 -1,575