Hawaiʻi Unemployment Rate Dipped Slightly From June to July
Hawaiʻi's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped slightly to 7.3% in July, down from 7.7% in June. It's still higher than the national unemployment rate of 5.4%.
According to data from the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, there were 598,850 people employed and 47,200 people unemployed during the month. That's compared to 551,250 people employed and 90,600 people unemployed during the same month last year. The state reported an unemployment rate of 14.1% at the time.
Kauaʻi County had the highest unemployment rate, with a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 9.6%. The City and County of Honolulu had the lowest rate at 6.2%.
Maui County reported a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 9.2% — but broken down by island, Maui was at 9.3% while Lānaʻi reported 3.8%.