Hawai’i Unemployment Holds at 4.1 Percent
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.