Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7% in May

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in News

Lowest Rate Since September 2008

June 20, 2013

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May declined to 4.7 percent, from 4.9 percent in April. Statewide, there were 615,750 employed and 30,600 unemployed in May, for a total seasonally-adjusted labor force of 646,350. Nationally, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in May, compared to 7.5 percent in April.

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