Hawaii Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 644,563 employed workers
  • 18,343 unemployed workers
  • 2.8% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Hawaii is 659,400, which is 700 greater than last month, an increase of 0.11%. The total employment a year ago was 655,100, which is 4,300 lower than today. Employment has increased by 0.66% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 659 from 659.

The Leisure and Hospitality sectors are the leading employers in Hawaii. There are 126,200 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 125,200 employees last month, an increase of 1,000 (0.80%). Last year the sector had 123,900 employees last year, an increase of 2,300 (1.86%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Earnings

In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 36.6, this was an increase from last month, which averaged 36.2 hours. This represents a change of 1.1%. Average hourly wages for the month were $22.27 per hour, which translates to $815.08 per week. Hourly wages increased over the last month from $21.69 per hour an increase of 2.7%. Weekly wages increased over the last month from $785.18 per week an increase of 3.8%.

A year ago, the average hours worked was 37.9 hourse per week, which is a decrease of 3.4%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $20.52 per hour, an increase of 8.5%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $777.71 per week, an increase of 4.8%.

The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:




Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 2.8% to this months' 2.8%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 2.5%, 0.3% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 662,906, which is 0.3% lower than last months 665,197 and is 0.3% lower than last months 678,530. The total number of unemployed in Hawaii is 18,343 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 18,657 and 16,736 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Hawaii:






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.