DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2017
HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 2.8 PERCENT IN JANUARY
Lowest Rate since July 2007
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 2.8 percent, compared to 2.9 percent in December. The last time Hawaii’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent was in July 2007. Statewide, 673,850 were employed and 19,700 unemployed in January for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 693,550. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in January, compared to 4.7 percent in December.