The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced Wednesday the release of several publications -- Employment Projections for Industries and Occupations, 2010-2020 for Honolulu MSA, Hawaii County, Maui County, and Kauai County.
DLIR's Research and Statistics Office produces the series, which provides long-term industry and occupational projections.
Positive industry growth is projected for all of the counties from 2010 to 2020.
Kauai County, with a forecasted expansion rate of 15.4 percent over the ten-year period, will increase the fastest, followed by Maui County at 15.1 percent, Hawaii County with growth of 14.8 percent, and Honolulu with a modest expansion rate of 10.5 percent.
However, with an expected gain of 49,970 jobs from 2010 to 2020, Honolulu will account for nearly two-thirds of the total statewide increase in jobs.
Education and Health services (21 percent) together with jobs connected to tourism (15 percent) will contribute significantly to the total number of positions added during the projection period.
The construction industry will provide the largest percentage gain in all counties, gaining near 3 percent on an annual basis, with the exception of Kauai County, which will experience the biggest boost in the manufacturing industry at 3.7 percent annually.
Government, Manufacturing, Information and Natural Resources & Mining are among the industries forecasted to see the most anemic growth statewide.