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Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Job Growth

There were 408,600 jobs in Urban Honolulu, Hawaii in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 409,004 employed persons for the month. Urban Honolulu added 8,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 26,870 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Urban Honolulu job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 408,600 +8,500 -62,900
CPS 409,004 +26,870 -30,747

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 June 2018 at 475,300. Since then 66,700 jobs have been lost in Urban Honolulu according to the employer survey. From a trough of 386,300 in April 2020, Urban Honolulu has gained 22,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 460,131 for Urban Honolulu in January 2017. 51,127 jobs have been lost in Urban Honolulu since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 330,764, Urban Honolulu has added 78,240 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 408,600 8,500 409,004 26,870
October 2020 400,100 8,300 382,134 20,752
September 2020 391,800 -12,400 361,382 -26,827
August 2020 404,200 -3,700 388,209 4,347
July 2020 407,900 3,700 383,862 7,766
June 2020 404,200 16,600 376,096 45,051
May 2020 387,600 1,300 331,045 281
April 2020 386,300 -84,200 330,764 -111,965
March 2020 470,500 -2,000 442,729 464
February 2020 472,500 -2,400 442,265 1,504
January 2020 474,900 1,400 440,761 809
December 2019 473,500 2,000 439,952 201