Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 15.1% in SeptemberPosted on Oct 20, 2020 in News
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2020
HAWAI‘I’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 15.1 PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER
Jobs Declined by 120,800 Over-the-Year
HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 15.1 percent compared to the revised rate of 13.0 percent in August. Statewide, 520,200 were employed and 92,550 unemployed in September for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 612,750. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in September, down from 8.4 percent in August.