Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 3.2% in DecemberPosted on Jan 25, 2016 in News
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
DAVID Y. IGE
LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2016
HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
AT 3.2 PERCENT IN DECEMBER
Non-Agricultural Jobs up 15,700 over-the-year
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 3.2 percent, down from the revised rate of 3.3 percent in November. The last time the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 3.2 percent was in January 2008. Statewide, 660,600 were employed and 22,150 unemployed in December for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 682,750. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in December, the same as in November.
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