Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 2.7% in JulyPosted on Aug 22, 2017 in News
David Y. Ige
Linda Chu Takayama
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2017
HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 2.7 PERCENT IN JULY
Non-Agricultural Jobs up 8,100 Over the Year
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 2.7 percent, compared to the revised rate for June of 2.8 percent. Statewide, 674,450 were employed and 18,650 unemployed in July for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 693,100. “Hawaii’s economy continues to maintain a low 2.8 percent average unemployment rate for the first seven months of this year compared to 3.0 percent in 2016,” said Linda Chu Takayama, Director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in July, compared to 4.4 percent in June.