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Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Job Growth

There were 442,800 jobs in Urban Honolulu, Hawaii in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 441,822 employed persons for the month. Urban Honolulu added 500 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,529 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Urban Honolulu job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 442,800 +500 +14,800
CPS 441,822 +1,529 +8,907

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 January 2020 at 478,900. Since then 36,100 jobs have been lost in Urban Honolulu according to the employer survey. From a trough of 377,800 in May 2020, Urban Honolulu has gained 65,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 467,141 for Urban Honolulu in January 2017. 25,319 jobs have been lost in Urban Honolulu since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 349,460, Urban Honolulu has added 92,362 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 442,800 500 441,822 1,529
August 2022 442,300 1,900 440,293 1,885
July 2022 440,400 3,700 438,408 621
June 2022 436,700 600 437,787 -224
May 2022 436,100 -1,400 438,011 426
April 2022 437,500 3,700 437,585 201
March 2022 433,800 1,400 437,384 67
February 2022 432,400 2,400 437,317 913
January 2022 430,000 600 436,404 1,851
December 2021 429,400 2,500 434,553 20
November 2021 426,900 -500 434,533 369
October 2021 427,400 -600 434,164 1,249