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Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Job Growth

There were 482,900 jobs in Urban Honolulu, Hawaii in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 442,912 employed persons for the month. Urban Honolulu lost 500 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 772 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Urban Honolulu job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 482,900 -500 +4,800
CPS 442,912 +772 -9,231

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Urban Honolulu 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 for Urban Honolulu, Hawaii

CES employment for Urban Honolulu peaked in September 2019 at 483,400. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Urban Honolulu according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 464,984 for Urban Honolulu in January 2017. 22,072 jobs have been lost in Urban Honolulu since then according to the household survey. From a September 2019 low of 442,140, Urban Honolulu has added 772 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 482,900 -500 442,912 772
September 2019 483,400 1,300 442,140 -440
August 2019 482,100 -100 442,580 -813
July 2019 482,200 700 443,393 -1,323
June 2019 481,500 1,100 444,716 -1,588
May 2019 480,400 -200 446,304 -1,997
April 2019 480,600 300 448,301 -1,749
March 2019 480,300 -900 450,050 -1,050
February 2019 481,200 2,100 451,100 -809
January 2019 479,100 -700 451,909 -132
December 2018 479,800 1,400 452,041 -27
November 2018 478,400 300 452,068 -75