Tourism is the main industry in Hawaii. This state hosted more than 6 million visitors in year 2010.
Most visitors came from the United States folowed by Japan.
That is the reason that Hawaii economy is heavily dependent on the greater U.S. economy and on the Japanese economy.
The federal government especially military is the Hawaii's other significant economic industry.
This sector hold around 33,000
civilian jobs and around 55,000 military jobs.
Hawaii is a desirable but expensive place to live. The reason for this are the cost of shipping goods to the islands.
Hawaii has low property tax rate, but high income tax rate. Salaries in Hawaii are among highest in the U.S.