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Hawai’i Unemployment Holds at 4.1 Percent

April 20, 2015, 2:12 PM HST
* Updated October 19, 10:51 AM
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The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced that Hawai‘i’s unemployment rate for March was 4.1%, which is just below the national average of 5.5%.

March’s estimate in Hawai‘i remains the same from February and January. Throughout the State, the civilian workforce was tallied at a record 675,750.

Initial unemployment claims and weeks claims decreased by 17.2% and 18.3% respectively, for unemployment benefits compared with one year ago.  For the month of March, both initial and weeks claims fell by 3.5% and 4.9% from February.

The estimated unemployment numbers for the State of Hawai‘i and the U.S. are seasonally adjusted following U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics methodology.

 

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