Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at New Record 2.0% in NovemberPosted on Dec 21, 2017 in News
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2017
HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT NEW
RECORD 2.0 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 2.0 percent, compared to 2.2 percent for October. Statewide, 670,300 were employed and 14,000 unemployed in November for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 684,350. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in November, the same as in October.
“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, Acting DLIR Director.