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Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : November 2018 )

Hawaii Employment Data

Hawaii, the 50th state to join the United States, conjures up images of beaches and luaus. Indeed, the State’s beautiful landscape and island setting attracts over 8 million visitors per year. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, “tourism is the single source of private capital into Hawaii economy and significant export for the U.S. economy.”




The latest employment scorecard for the State of Hawaii  is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  You can view what jobs are available in Hawaii, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

 

Hawaii Employment Data:

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Area, metro area was 2.4% in September 2018, 0.3% higher than last month, and higher by 0.4% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in September 2018 was higher by 2.4% than the U.S. rate of %, and lower by 0.2% than the Hawaii state unemployment rate of 2.6%.

  • Total employment in the Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Area, metro area increased by 2.6% (4626 less persons employed) over the past quarter, and declined by 2% ( 214004 less ) over the past year.

  • The Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 467,621 persons.

  • The Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    2.4%
    - 2%
    + 2.6%
    - 2.1%
    -4626


    %97.65 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.