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Employment and Occupational Information in Hawaii



Snapshot of Employment in Hawaii in 2010
571,630
Total Employment
7.00 %
Unemployment Rate
$43,740
Average Annual Salary
  • #8 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #9 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #10 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #17 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #27 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #27 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #30 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #37 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #30 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #43 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

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Total Employment for Hawaii in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Hawaii in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Hawaii in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Hawaii in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Hawaii in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Hawaii
United States
Total Employment
571,630
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-16,180
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
54.70 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
62.60 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
7.00 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
6.10 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
7.80 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Hawaii


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Salary Information for Hawaii
Annual Salary Distribution for Hawaii in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Hawaii in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Hawaii in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Hawaii in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Hawaii in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Hawaii
United States
Average Annual Salary
$43,740
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$21.03
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.02 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Hawaii


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VIEW ALL HAWAII OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $91,120
2. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $82,720
3. Legal Occupations: $82,250
4. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $70,130
5. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $67,920
Table 3. Highest Paying Hawaii Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 0.10 %
2. Legal Occupations: 0.09 %
3. Production Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Management Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. Hawaii Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 15.99 %
2. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 11.73 %
3. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.41 %
4. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 7.09 %
5. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 6.49 %
Table 5. Popular Hawaii Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.06 %
2. Protective Service Occupations: 0.05 %
3. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.05 %
4. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 6. Hawaii Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Hawaii Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Accommodation and food services: 19.27%
2. Retail trade: 13.77%
3. Health care and social assistance: 12.51%
4. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 9.18%
5. Construction: 6.57%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Retail trade: 3,160
2. Other services (except public administration): 3,155
3. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 3,043
4. Construction: 2,879
5. Health care and social assistance: 2,871
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 127.25
2. Transportation and warehousing: 42.33
3. Educational services: 37.79
4. Accommodation and food services: 36.25
5. Management of companies and enterprises: 34.23
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $9,252,833
2. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $2,174,667
3. Management of companies and enterprises: $2,084,407
4. Transportation and warehousing: $1,579,832
5. Information: $1,522,337
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Hawaii


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce




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