Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 12.5% in AugustPosted on Sep 17, 2020 in News
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2020
HAWAI‘I’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 12.5 PERCENT IN AUGUST
Jobs declined by 105,200 over-the-year
HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 12.5 percent compared to the revised rate of 13.5 percent in July. Statewide, 557,200 were employed and 79,700 unemployed in August for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 636,900. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in August, down from 10.2 percent in July.