Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3% in August

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 in News

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HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August declined to 4.3 percent  from 4.5 percent in July. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent or less was in July 2008. State wide, there were 614,850 employed and 27,850 unemployed in August, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 642,600. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in August, down from 7.4 percent in July.

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