Department of Numbers

Hawaii Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Hawaii fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2014 to 4.5%. The state unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Hawaii peaked in July 2009 at 7.1% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Hawaii unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
Hawaii 4.5% -0.1 -0.3

Unemployment Rate: Hawaii, National

Hawaii monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Hawaii Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hawaii peaked in July 2009 at 44,903. There are now 15,220 fewer people unemployed in the state. Hawaii job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Hawaii 29,683 -368 -1,456

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Hawaii from 1990 to March 2014

Hawaii Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 4.5% 29,683
February 2014 6.7% 4.6% 30,051
January 2014 6.6% 4.6% 30,152
December 2013 6.7% 4.7% 30,566
November 2013 7.0% 4.7% 30,682
October 2013 7.2% 4.7% 30,782
September 2013 7.2% 4.7% 30,833
August 2013 7.2% 4.8% 30,807
July 2013 7.3% 4.7% 30,680
June 2013 7.5% 4.7% 30,546
May 2013 7.5% 4.7% 30,558
April 2013 7.5% 4.8% 30,763
March 2013 7.5% 4.8% 31,139