Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 8.5% in AprilPosted on May 24, 2021 in News
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2021
HAWAI‘I’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 8.5 PERCENT IN APRIL
Jobs increased by 52,300 over-the-year
HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 8.5 percent compared to revised rate of 9.1 percent in March. Statewide, 594,400 were employed and 55,350 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 649,750. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in April, up slightly from 6.0 percent in March.
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