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Before the Disaster: Hawaii Unemployment 3.1%
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1672 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor
  Aug-23 Jul-23 Aug-22
STATE 3.1 2.7 3.7
HONOLULU 2.9 2.6 3.7
HAWAII COUNTY  3.3 3.2 3.9
KAUAI  2.7 2.4 3.7
MAUI COUNTY  4.1 2.5 3.4
Maui Island  4.2 2.4 3.3
Molokai  2.5 6.6 9.3
Lanai  1.9 3.3 1.7
U. S.  3.9 3.8 3.8

Unemployment, not seasonally adjusted


Jobs increased by 7,100 year-over-year

News Release from DBEDT, Sept 18, 2023

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 2.8 percent, the same as in July. In August, 657,350 persons were employed and 19,050 were unemployed, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 676,400 statewide. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in August, up from 3.5 percent in July. NOTE: Individuals who did any work for pay or profit during the survey reference week would be counted as employed. For August 2023, the reference week is the week ending August 12.

The unemployment rate figures for the State of Hawaii and the U.S. in this release are seasonally adjusted, in accordance with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) methodology. The not-seasonally adjusted rate for the state was 3.1 percent in August, compared to 2.7 percent in July.

NOTE: Data are collected each month from sample establishments for the single pay period that includes the 12th of the month. The length of this pay period is specific to each business and depends on how frequently it pays its employees. Pay periods can be weekly, biweekly (every two weeks), semimonthly (twice a month), or monthly. If an employee worked any amount of time during the pay period including the 12th of the reference month, they are included in the employment estimates.

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