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Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Job Growth

There were 427,700 jobs in Urban Honolulu, Hawaii in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 417,396 employed persons for the month. Urban Honolulu added 5,200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 279 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Urban Honolulu job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 427,700 +5,200 +33,400
CPS 417,396 +279 +30,700

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 February 2020 at 478,400. Since then 50,700 jobs have been lost in Urban Honolulu according to the employer survey. From a trough of 377,500 in September 2020, Urban Honolulu has gained 50,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 458,326 for Urban Honolulu in January 2017. 40,930 jobs have been lost in Urban Honolulu since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 343,547, Urban Honolulu has added 73,849 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 427,700 5,200 417,396 279
June 2021 422,500 5,000 417,117 -582
May 2021 417,500 1,600 417,699 -224
April 2021 415,900 7,700 417,923 1,421
March 2021 408,200 4,300 416,502 -7,663
February 2021 403,900 2,200 424,165 3,164
January 2021 401,700 2,100 421,001 5,425
December 2020 399,600 6,900 415,576 2,595
November 2020 392,700 7,400 412,981 30,893
October 2020 385,300 7,800 382,088 22,431
September 2020 377,500 -14,000 359,657 -30,205
August 2020 391,500 -2,800 389,862 3,166