Maui Business

Maui’s Employee Count Decreases, Pay Stabilizes

July 13, 2012, 1:05 PM HST
* Updated July 13, 4:16 PM
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Paid employees in the construction industry decrease by 21% between 2005 and 2010 in Maui County. Photo courtesy of Census Bureau.

By Sonia Isotov

According to the US Census Bureau, Maui County total business establishments decreased 2% from 4,422 establishments in 2005 to 4,332 in 2010.

Figures released by the US Census Bureau in its annual County Business Patterns (CPB) indicate that total employee counts have decreased by 7% between 2005 and 2010, while annual payroll has increased only slightly by 1%.

Total Maui County paid employees for the pay period including March 12 decreased 7% from 61,927 in 2005 to 57,370 in 2010. First quarter payroll and annual payroll for Maui County also increased slightly to $1,919,722 between 2005 and 2010.

The CBP is an annual series from the US Census Bureau that provides sub-national economic data, by industry, that was released in June 2012. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.

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Paid employees in Maui County’s construction industry decreased by 21% and annual payroll decreased by 23% between 2005 and 2010. Total construction establishments decreased by 4% from 446 to 463 in Maui County.

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Accommodations and food service industry in Maui County saw a decrease by 12% in paid employees and 7% in annual payroll decreased between 2005 and 2010 with total establishments increasing by 2 to 500.

Real estate in Maui County also saw a dramatic drop in paid employees going from 22,387 in 2005 to 19,802, or a 12% decrease.

Professional and technical services dropped by 28% in the amount of paid employees between 2005 and 2010 to 1,340 paid employees and annual payroll decreased by 10% for the same time period, while the amount of companies increased by 2% to 365.

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Maui County Business Data, total and selected sectors

2010

Paid Employees for pay period including March 12 (number)

2005

Paid Employees for pay period including March 12 (number)

%

Change

2010

First-quarter payroll ($1,000)

2005

First-quarter payroll ($1,000)

%

Change

Total 57,370 61,927 (-7%) 453,896 449,766 (+1%)
Construction 2,719 3,453 (-21%) 29,550 33,378 (-12%)
Retail 8,928 9,603 (-7.1%) 56,155 57,306 (-2%)
Real Estate 2,040 2,412 (-16%) 18,710 21,741 (-14%)
Accommod-ations & Food Service 19,802 22,387 (-12%) 142,903 157,414 (-10%)
Professional & Technical Services 1,340 1,857 (-28%) 14,989 16,644 (-10%)

 

2010

Annual payroll ($1,000)

2005

Annual payroll ($1,000)

%

Change

2010

Total Establish-

ments

2005

Total Establish-

ments

%

Change

Total 1,934,793 1,919,722 (+1%) 4,332 4,422 (-2%)
Construction 127,606 165,471 (-23%) 446 463 (-4%)
Retail 238,842 242,000 (-1%) 772 806 (-4%)
Real Estate 79,413 86,479 (-9%) 302 334 (-10%)
Accommod-ations & Food Service 591,426 634,913 (-7%) 500 498 (+<1%)
Professional & Technical Services 67,083 75,248 (-10%) 365 357 (+2%)

Source: County Business Patters, 2010, US Census Bureau (released June 2012).

Business and industry data for various geographic areas, such as state, county, and zip codes, from the County Business Patterns and the Zip Code Business Pattern, which is due to be released shortly, are available on the internet at http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/.

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