Hawaii Employment Statistics

  • 42,421 employers
  • 657,954 employees
  • $980 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 11.0% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 90.1% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Hawaii Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 3,572 more businesses
  • 65,783 more employees
  • 11.1% increase in total wages
  • $9,651 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 23.4% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Hawaii Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Honolulu County Hawaii, 25,309
County with the Most Employees: Honolulu County Hawaii, 377,537
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Honolulu County Hawaii, $953
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Hawaii County Hawaii, 3.5%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Hawaii, see: Hawaii Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Hawaii see:Hawaii Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

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

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Hawaii, see: Hawaii Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 44,739 employers, up 7.0% from 41,810
  • 653,182 employees, down 0.9% from 646,841
  • $992 average weekly wage, up 3.7% from $957
  • The average weekly wage is 9.4% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 92.9% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Hawaii, see: Hawaii Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

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.