Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at New Record 2.0% in AprilPosted on May 17, 2018 in News
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2018
HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT NEW RECORD 2.0 PERCENT IN APRIL
Jobs Increase 8,600 Over the Year
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 2.0 percent, compared to 2.1 percent for October 2017 through March 2018. Statewide, 671,700 were employed and 14,000 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 685,700. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in April, compared to 4.1 percent for October 2017 through March 2018.
“The 2.0 percent unemployment rate is the new historical lowest unemployment rate on record dating back to 1976, under current methodology” said Leonard Hoshijo, DLIR Director.