Department of Numbers

Hawaii Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Hawaii fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2015 to 4.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 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 3.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Hawaii unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% -0.2 -1.2
Hawaii 4.1% 0.0 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Hawaii, National

Hawaii monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 18,455 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 27,080 in December 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 840. Hawaii job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Hawaii 27,920 +378 -3,005

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Hawaii Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployed
February 2015 5.5% 4.1% 27,920
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
July 2014 6.2% 4.3% 28,989
June 2014 6.1% 4.4% 29,492
May 2014 6.3% 4.5% 29,940
April 2014 6.2% 4.5% 30,299
March 2014 6.6% 4.6% 30,611