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Leisure and hospitality employment in Hawaii down 49.6 percent for year ended October 2020

November 25, 2020

For the year ended October 2020, Hawaii employment in leisure and hospitality decreased 49.6 percent, compared with a decrease of 56.7 percent for the year ended September 2020.

12-month percent change in statewide leisure and hospitality employment, January 2020 to October 2020
State Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020[p]

Hawaii

0.9% 0.8% -0.5% -54.7% -59.6% -48.4% -52.0% -54.4% -56.7% -49.6%

District of Columbia

-0.4 0.1 -3.9 -55.8 -58.8 -47.3 -42.3 -45.8 -38.1 -35.9

New York

0.3 0.6 -6.5 -64.5 -61.5 -53.4 -44.7 -41.4 -36.5 -35.0

Massachusetts

0.8 1.2 -6.3 -63.1 -58.3 -50.6 -42.3 -38.6 -34.9 -34.9

Vermont

-0.3 -1.3 -8.0 -60.5 -52.7 -48.7 -45.5 -42.2 -35.0 -33.7

Michigan

-0.3 0.2 -4.6 -58.7 -55.5 -44.4 -37.9 -35.7 -33.1 -32.1

Wisconsin

0.1 0.6 -2.3 -57.3 -47.4 -30.9 -28.6 -26.6 -23.2 -26.2

California

1.7 1.5 -3.3 -47.1 -44.3 -30.7 -30.5 -30.8 -28.2 -25.4

Maine

0.3 0.4 -4.7 -58.6 -49.8 -39.8 -31.4 -29.9 -26.3 -24.6

New Jersey

2.0 2.4 -4.0 -63.2 -55.5 -46.8 -34.0 -31.1 -25.1 -24.6

Pennsylvania

1.5 1.4 -4.4 -58.9 -50.5 -37.0 -28.8 -28.3 -25.4 -24.6

Minnesota

1.4 1.8 -2.1 -54.7 -48.5 -36.0 -29.5 -26.6 -25.2 -24.5

Washington

3.3 4.0 -2.5 -54.2 -45.7 -36.3 -30.5 -28.9 -26.0 -24.1

Oregon

1.4 1.9 -2.2 -55.3 -47.7 -31.3 -27.8 -26.1 -25.2 -23.7

Alaska

0.3 1.9 -4.7 -50.1 -40.3 -34.1 -32.1 -33.5 -30.5 -23.5

New Hampshire

1.1 -0.1 -4.2 -61.7 -50.0 -39.3 -32.2 -28.5 -23.0 -23.2

Rhode Island

2.3 2.5 -4.9 -63.0 -52.5 -33.7 -25.6 -21.9 -22.0 -22.3

Ohio

0.7 1.2 -4.6 -51.1 -44.5 -30.3 -25.9 -25.3 -23.1 -21.8

New Mexico

0.7 -0.6 -3.5 -42.2 -36.6 -24.9 -26.0 -27.8 -24.6 -21.1

Illinois

0.3 0.3 -4.1 -50.7 -45.0 -36.6 -26.1 -22.8 -20.8 -20.8

North Carolina

4.2 4.5 -0.2 -48.1 -39.8 -26.6 -24.9 -24.6 -21.5 -20.0

Delaware

1.9 2.3 -6.4 -57.4 -52.5 -33.6 -26.7 -26.6 -24.2 -19.7

Iowa

1.0 1.9 -0.9 -50.5 -41.1 -27.6 -21.7 -20.9 -17.5 -18.9

Missouri

1.0 0.9 -5.8 -48.9 -36.8 -25.3 -19.3 -16.9 -17.0 -17.9

West Virginia

-0.3 -0.8 -2.0 -53.1 -41.1 -24.3 -21.3 -19.8 -18.1 -17.1

Connecticut

-1.7 -0.3 -8.7 -55.9 -47.9 -34.2 -25.9 -23.0 -18.2 -16.4

Virginia

2.2 3.1 -2.2 -41.8 -35.7 -28.2 -22.1 -20.0 -18.4 -16.0

Florida

2.4 2.3 -3.3 -41.7 -35.2 -22.9 -19.9 -19.1 -17.9 -15.8

South Carolina

4.5 5.1 -0.1 -48.0 -34.3 -21.6 -21.8 -20.3 -16.8 -15.6

Arizona

2.4 2.8 -1.0 -38.8 -27.3 -15.1 -19.1 -18.7 -16.1 -15.0

Louisiana

1.9 2.3 -4.1 -44.8 -37.5 -22.5 -19.7 -17.7 -17.5 -14.9

Texas

3.0 3.3 -0.9 -39.5 -26.0 -15.9 -17.8 -17.7 -15.6 -14.7

North Dakota

1.2 2.8 -1.5 -48.1 -33.8 -22.4 -17.4 -14.1 -15.3 -14.4

Colorado

1.1 0.8 -2.5 -46.3 -36.7 -25.3 -21.8 -18.6 -16.0 -14.3

Nevada

-0.1 -0.6 -4.9 -42.9 -38.0 -16.4 -15.4 -15.5 -15.1 -14.2

Utah

5.9 6.6 3.1 -42.7 -27.2 -19.8 -18.7 -15.9 -14.2 -14.1

South Dakota

2.1 2.8 -0.9 -40.6 -27.4 -17.8 -12.4 -14.0 -10.8 -13.9

Maryland

2.1 2.6 -3.6 -46.4 -43.0 -34.3 -25.1 -23.2 -17.4 -13.7

Alabama

1.2 0.7 -1.2 -41.1 -30.6 -19.6 -16.5 -16.2 -14.0 -13.5

Nebraska

2.6 2.5 -1.1 -36.9 -28.7 -23.9 -18.2 -15.1 -14.1 -13.5

Georgia

1.9 1.5 -1.4 -42.8 -32.7 -18.7 -15.8 -15.9 -13.7 -13.0

Tennessee

3.6 3.7 2.2 -43.1 -27.3 -16.1 -14.5 -16.1 -13.6 -12.5

Arkansas

0.3 -0.2 -3.5 -35.6 -24.2 -15.7 -15.6 -15.1 -14.1 -12.1

Kansas

1.9 2.3 -1.8 -39.3 -28.7 -16.7 -13.3 -13.3 -12.5 -11.3

Montana

0.0 0.3 -0.6 -48.1 -26.9 -18.7 -16.1 -15.1 -13.4 -8.5

Kentucky

3.2 3.0 -3.3 -44.4 -34.4 -17.1 -9.7 -10.0 -7.3 -6.0

Wyoming

-0.3 0.5 -2.2 -34.7 -28.1 -24.5 -22.8 -19.5 -15.7 -5.5

Indiana

-1.3 -0.6 -4.1 -40.6 -28.8 -14.0 -7.5 -6.1 -6.8 -5.3

Oklahoma

2.5 1.7 -3.2 -31.6 -14.8 -4.1 -5.5 -5.5 -5.3 -4.8

Mississippi

1.3 2.9 1.2 -35.6 -22.2 -8.9 -6.0 -4.9 -3.1 -2.5

Idaho

3.8 3.3 0.6 -41.7 -29.3 -12.7 -11.0 -6.8 -4.3 0.5

[p] = preliminary.

From October 2019 to October 2020, other states with at least a 30-percent decrease in leisure and hospitality employment were New York (−35.0 percent), Massachusetts (−34.9 percent), Vermont (−33.7 percent), and Michigan (−32.1 percent). Leisure and hospitality jobs in the District of Columbia also decreased 35.9 percent over that period.

For the year ended October 2020, Idaho was the only state with an increase in leisure and hospitality employment (0.5 percent). This compared with a decrease of 41.7 percent for the year ended April 2020.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — October 2020." Also see state employment and unemployment charts.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Leisure and hospitality employment in Hawaii down 49.6 percent for year ended October 2020 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/leisure-and-hospitality-employment-in-hawaii-down-49-point-6-percent-for-year-ended-october-2020.htm (visited October 18, 2021).

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