Department of Numbers

Hawaii Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Hawaii fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 4.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 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. From a post peak low of 4.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Hawaii unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Hawaii 4.1% -0.1 -1.4

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

Unemployment Rate: Hawaii, National

Hawaii monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 117,138 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 27,322 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 165. Hawaii job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hawaii 27,487 -828 -9,704

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Hawaii Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 4.1% 27,487
June 2022 3.6% 4.2% 28,315
May 2022 3.6% 4.1% 27,995
April 2022 3.6% 4.1% 27,953
March 2022 3.6% 4.1% 27,322
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