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Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Job Growth

There were 403,400 jobs in Urban Honolulu, Hawaii in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 416,230 employed persons for the month. Urban Honolulu added 1,700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 454 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Urban Honolulu job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 403,400 +1,700 -75,000
CPS 416,230 +454 -26,035

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 75,000 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 25,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 460,131 for Urban Honolulu in January 2017. 43,901 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 85,466 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 403,400 1,700 416,230 454
January 2021 401,700 2,100 415,776 4,814
December 2020 399,600 6,900 410,962 -725
November 2020 392,700 7,400 411,687 29,553
October 2020 385,300 7,800 382,134 20,752
September 2020 377,500 -14,000 361,382 -26,827
August 2020 391,500 -2,800 388,209 4,347
July 2020 394,300 1,500 383,862 7,766
June 2020 392,800 14,200 376,096 45,051
May 2020 378,600 -1,200 331,045 281
April 2020 379,800 -92,300 330,764 -111,965
March 2020 472,100 -6,300 442,729 464