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Maui County’s Unemployment Rate Lower Than US Average

May 21, 2015, 2:17 PM HST
* Updated May 21, 2:19 PM
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unemployment march 2015By Maui Now Staff

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations recently announced that the state’s unemployment rate–not seasonally adjusted–was 3.9%, compared to the US rate of 5.6%.

Maui County ranked a bit higher than the state unemployment average at 4.1%, with individual Maui County Islands weighing in at a wide range of rates. Molokaʻi was at the top of the county’s unemployment rate at 7.7%. Maui Island was next highest at 4.1%, followed by Lānaʻi at 3.8%.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2015 was 4.1 percent–the same as in January and February.

Statewide in March, 648,050 were employed and 27,700 unemployed, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 675,750.


Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in March, the same as in February.


Download the state Labor Department’s PDF for the complete report.

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