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 2022 to 4.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Hawaii peaked in April 2020 at 22.4% and is now 18.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Hawaii unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Hawaii 4.1% -0.1 -2.5

Note: All comparisons are made with March data as April state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Hawaii, National

Hawaii monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Hawaii Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hawaii peaked in April 2020 at 144,625. There are now 116,958 fewer people unemployed in the state. Hawaii job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hawaii 27,667 -578 -16,391

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Hawaii from 1990 to March 2022

Hawaii Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployed
April 2022 3.6%
March 2022 3.6% 4.1% 27,667
February 2022 3.8% 4.2% 28,245
January 2022 4.0% 4.3% 28,995
December 2021 3.9% 4.3% 28,891
November 2021 4.2% 4.4% 29,414
October 2021 4.6% 4.7% 31,454
September 2021 4.7% 4.8% 32,433
August 2021 5.2% 5.3% 35,821
July 2021 5.4% 5.5% 37,191
June 2021 5.9% 5.9% 39,916
May 2021 5.8% 5.9% 39,146