Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 8.1% in MayPosted on Jun 22, 2021 in News
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2021
HAWAI‘I’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 8.1 PERCENT IN MAY
Jobs Increased by 55,400 over-the-year
HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 8.1 percent compared to 8.5 percent in April. Statewide, 595,300 were employed and 52,150 unemployed in May for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 647,450. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in May, down from 6.1 percent in April.
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