Department of Numbers

Hawaii Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Hawaii fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2015 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Hawaii peaked in May 2009 at 7.3% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Hawaii unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% 0.0 -0.9
Hawaii 3.7% -0.3 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Hawaii, National

Hawaii monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Hawaii Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hawaii peaked in July 2009 at 46,375. There are now 21,636 fewer people unemployed in the state. Hawaii job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Hawaii 24,739 -2,169 -4,250

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Hawaii from 1990 to July 2015

Hawaii Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployed
July 2015 5.3% 3.7% 24,739
June 2015 5.3% 4.0% 26,908
May 2015 5.5% 4.1% 27,489
April 2015 5.4% 4.1% 27,605
March 2015 5.5% 4.1% 27,721
February 2015 5.5% 4.1% 28,011
January 2015 5.7% 4.1% 27,542
December 2014 5.6% 4.0% 27,080
November 2014 5.8% 4.1% 27,299
October 2014 5.7% 4.1% 27,607
September 2014 5.9% 4.2% 28,003
August 2014 6.1% 4.3% 28,477