Statewide Employment Projected to Expand by 5.6%
The Hawai‘i Department of Labor & Industrial Relations’ Research & Statistics Office today announced the release of “Employment Projections for Industries and Occupations, 2014-2024.”
R&S projects that 10 out of the 12 major industrial sectors will increase, with the largest numerical expansion in industries that employ the most workers.
The smallest industry division, Natural Resources and Mining, is expected to lose workers primarily due to a drop in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting. Anticipated losses at the federal level because of increased pressure to reduce the budget deficit will offset gains at the state and county levels in Government.
Anticipated losses at the federal level because of increased pressure to reduce the budget deficit will offset gains at the state and county levels in Government.
|Industry Growth Rates, State of Hawaii, 2014-2024|
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|Total All Industries||696,390||735,180||38,790||5.6%||0.6%|
|Natural Resources and Mining||6,530||6,150||-390||-5.9%||-0.6%|
|Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||117,470||123,580||6,110||5.2%||0.5%|
|Professional and Business Services||82,030||87,590||5,560||6.8%||0.7%|
|Education and Health Services*||133,260||145,430||12,170||9.1%||0.9%|
|Leisure and Hospitality||113,030||118,700||5,660||5.0%||0.5%|
|Other Services (except Government)||25,040||26,000||960||3.8%||0.4%|
|Self Employed and Unpaid Family Workers, All Jobs||63,990||66,950||2,950||4.6%||0.5%|
|*State Education and Hospitals are excluded from Government and included in Education and Health Services. Totals may not add due to rounding to the nearest ten.|
Jobs added by the three largest industries will provide the largest numerical gains.
Education and Health Services, the state’s largest industry, will add the most number of jobs with the pickup of 12,170 jobs or almost one-third of the total statewide increase.
The Trade, Transportation and Utilities industry will follow with an increase of 6,110, while Leisure and Hospitality will expand by 5,660 positions.
The Construction industry will provide the largest percentage gain (+14.3%) among all industries as the ongoing construction of the rail transit project as well as the development of residential condominium units boosts this industry upward.
|Occupational Employment and Growth, State of Hawaii, 2014-2024|
|Employment||Change||Average Annual Openings|
|Total, All Occupations||696,390||735,180||38,790||5.6%||4,300||16,640||20,950|
|Business & Financial Operations||27,520||28,990||1,480||5.4%||160||550||710|
|Computer & Mathematical||9,880||10,880||1,000||10.2%||100||140||240|
|Architecture & Engineering||9,990||10,280||280||2.8%||40||240||280|
|Life, Physical, & Social Science||7,890||8,310||420||5.3%||50||210||260|
|Community & Social Service||11,700||12,680||980||8.4%||100||250||350|
|Education, Training, & Library||46,820||49,740||2,920||6.2%||290||960||1,250|
|Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media||12,070||12,680||610||5.1%||70||300||370|
|Healthcare Practitioners & Technical||30,270||33,590||3,320||11.0%||340||660||990|
|Food Preparation & Serving Related||77,680||81,690||4,010||5.2%||450||2,970||3,410|
|Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance||45,360||47,850||2,490||5.5%||250||930||1,180|
|Personal Care & Service||22,540||24,740||2,200||9.8%||220||520||750|
|Sales & Related||68,960||72,590||3,630||5.3%||380||2,090||2,480|
|Office & Administrative Support||92,690||93,230||540||0.6%||290||1,870||2,160|
|Farming, Fishing, & Forestry||5,220||4,940||-280||-5.3%||**||140||140|
|Construction & Extraction||36,170||40,130||3,970||11.0%||400||530||930|
|Installation, Maintenance, & Repair||25,440||26,960||1,510||5.9%||160||590||750|
|Transportation & Material Moving||42,330||45,050||2,720||6.4%||280||1,100||1,380|
|Totals may not add due to rounding to the nearest ten.|
Occupational growth is projected for 21 of the 22 major occupational sectors through 2024.
Reflecting the demands of an aging population, healthcare support occupations will outpace all occupational groups, with the highest anticipated growth rate of 16%.
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, along with construction and extraction occupations, will provide the next fastest growth of 11%.
Food preparation and serving-related occupations will generate the greatest numerical job increase (4,010), followed closely by construction and extraction occupations (3,970).
Food preparation and serving related occupations, based on the continued strength of the tourism market, will also produce the most annual openings. This includes growth opportunities as well as replacement needs.
Sales and related occupations and office and administrative support occupations are also anticipated to generate numerous job openings.