State Employment Forecasted to Expand by 2.9%

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Main, News

19,760 Additional Jobs in all Major Industries and Occupations by 2016


HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations today announced the release of its Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term Future – 2016 publication, which forecasts that statewide employment will expand by 2.9 percent, or 19,760 jobs, from the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2016. All major industries will display positive movement, but the construction industry will again lead the economic recovery with the fastest growth rate (8.5 percent), creating 2,580 new jobs.

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