Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 2.7% in MarchPosted on Aug 16, 2017 in News
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2017
Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 2.7 Percent in March
HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 2.7 percent, compared to 2.8 percent in February. The last time Hawaii’s unemployment rate was 2.7 percent was in June 20o7. Statewide, 677,700 were employed and 19,100 unemployed in March for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 696,800. “Hawaii’s economy continues to perform well with employment at historical highs and unemployment rates at near-record lows,” said Linda Chu Takayama, Director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in March, compared to 4.7 percent in February.