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Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Job Growth

There were 405,500 jobs in Urban Honolulu, Hawaii in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 387,945 employed persons for the month. Urban Honolulu lost 2,400 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,083 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Urban Honolulu job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 405,500 -2,400 -65,800
CPS 387,945 +4,083 -50,361

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 69,800 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 19,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 460,131 for Urban Honolulu in January 2017. 72,186 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 57,181 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 405,500 -2,400 387,945 4,083
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
November 2019 471,500 100 439,751 352
October 2019 471,400 -500 439,399 469
September 2019 471,900 600 438,930 624