Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.5% in July
Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in News
Lowest Rate Since August 2008
August 15, 2013
HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July declined to 4.5 percent, from 4.6 percent in June. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.5 percent or less was in August 2008. Statewide, there were 614,900 employed and 28,900 unemployed in July, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 643,800. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in July, down from 7.6 percent in June.