Statewide Employment Forecasted to Expand by 4%

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in News

60,540 Total Job Openings in All Major Industries and Occupations by 2015.

 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations today announced the release of its Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term – 2015 publication, which forecasts that statewide employment will expand by 4.0 percent, or 26,880 jobs, from the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2015. While tourism sparked Hawaii’s rise from the Great Recession, the construction industry will lead the economic recovery with the fastest growth rate (16.7 percent), as well as by creating the most jobs (4,960).

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