Department of Numbers

Hawaii Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Hawaii fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2014 to 4.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.7 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 3.0 percentage points lower. You can also see Hawaii unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Hawaii 4.1% -0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Hawaii, National

Hawaii monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 17,275 fewer people unemployed in the state. Hawaii job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Hawaii 27,628 -199 -3,154

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Hawaii Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployed
October 2014 5.8% 4.1% 27,628
September 2014 5.9% 4.2% 27,827
August 2014 6.1% 4.3% 28,533
July 2014 6.2% 4.4% 29,116
June 2014 6.1% 4.4% 29,049
May 2014 6.3% 4.4% 29,393
April 2014 6.3% 4.4% 29,033
March 2014 6.7% 4.5% 29,589
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