DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2017
HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 2.9 PERCENT IN DECEMBER
Lowest Rate since September 2007, Record 699,900 in Labor Force
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 2.9 percent, compared to 3.0 percent in November. The last time Hawaii’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent was in September 2007. Statewide, 679,900 were employed and 20,000 unemployed in December for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 699,900. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December, compared to 4.6 percent in November.