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Government Job Growth in Hawaii

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hawaii's number of government jobs has grown since 2007.
November 04, 2011

Government Job Growth in Hawaii

South Maui Real Estate

By Mark Harbison

The latest news is that the number of government jobs in Hawaii has risen recently, and is counted among the 22 states in the nation that saw an increase in the number of federal, state and local jobs since 2007.

Job creation is among the very top priorities for residents on Maui, so progress in that direction is great to hear. Visitor spending this year has given the economy a major boost, increasing revenue generated on the island, despite a lag in construction jobs, which should also increase through some large, upcoming projects.

In September of 2007, there were 123,600 government jobs in Hawaii, and in September of this year, there were 124,700. It's not a major leap, but any level of increase in employment is generally welcomed by residents.

The data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by On Numbers. They also reported that Texas and Wyoming saw the largest growth in their government work forces, interestingly enough. California, on the other hand, saw the greatest decline.

Let's hope the financial momentum that Hawaii and Maui have recently seen will continue, and the economy will keep climbing. There have been so many heartening financial trends, it is becoming more and more easy to foster optimism.

As for Maui real estate, if you are in the market, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We would be happy to give you any assistance you might need in the process of purchasing a Maui home or condo. We specialize in South Maui real estate, but we can help you with listings anywhere on the island. Mahalo!

Blogs for November 2011

Oprah's Maui Vacation Rental

Posted on November 25, 2011
Oprah's Maui Vacation Rental

By Mark Harbison

As many people know, Oprah Winfrey has purchased a substantial amount of property in upcountry Maui, but what might be new information to many is that she is planning vacation rental accommodations on that property.

Ms. Winfrey will have an 11-bedroom vacation rental in Kula at… Continue Reading

Maui Unemployment Falls Most Steeply

Posted on November 18, 2011
Maui Unemployment Falls Most Steeply

By Mark Harbison

Unemployment is still falling in Hawaii, according to recent data from the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.

During the first week of this month, unemployment was 9.6 percent lower than it was the same week a year before. There were 1,951 jobless claims,… Continue Reading

Fund Raising for Maui Kids with Muscular Dystrophy

Posted on November 11, 2011
Fund Raising for Maui Kids with Muscular Dystrophy

By Mark ​Harbison

Do you want to make a difference for children in the Maui community who are struggling with muscular dystrophy? That's what we are doing. Mark Harbison has entered a fund raising program with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Here is how… Continue Reading

Government Job Growth in Hawaii

Posted on November 04, 2011
Government Job Growth in Hawaii

By Mark Harbison

The latest news is that the number of government jobs in Hawaii has risen recently, and is counted among the 22 states in the nation that saw an increase in the number of federal, state and local jobs since 2007.

Job creation is among the… Continue Reading

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