Department of Numbers

Hawaii Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Hawaii fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Hawaii peaked in April 2020 at 22.4% and is now 19.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in October 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Hawaii unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Hawaii 3.3% 0.0 -1.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Hawaii, National

Hawaii monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 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 122,392 fewer people unemployed in the state. Hawaii job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hawaii 22,233 -414 -7,181

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Hawaii Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 3.3% 22,233
October 2022 3.7% 3.3% 22,647
September 2022 3.5% 3.5% 23,518
August 2022 3.7% 4.0% 27,354
July 2022 3.5% 4.0% 27,248
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