DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2017
HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REMAINS AT 2.7 PERCENT IN JUNE
FOR A FOURTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 2.7 percent, for the fourth successive month. Statewide, 676,500 were employed and 19,100 unemployed in June for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 695,600. “Hawaii’s economy continues to hold steady at a low 2.7 percent unemployment rate for a fourth consecutive month,” said Linda Chu Takayama, director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in June, compared to 4.3 percent in May.