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Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kahului fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Hawaii rate. The unemployment rate in Kahului peaked in April 2020 at 33.0% and is now 28.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Kahului unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Hawaii 4.1% -0.1 -1.4
Kahului 4.3% -0.1 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Kahului, Hawaii, National

Kahului, Hawaii monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Kahului, Hawaii Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kahului peaked in April 2020 at 28,338. There are now 24,573 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Kahului 3,765 -94 -2,316

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kahului, Hawaii Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployment Rate
Kahului
Unemployment Rate
Kahului
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.1% 4.3% 3,765
June
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.4% 3,859
May
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.6% 3,994
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.7% 4,167
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.0% 4,399
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 5.3% 4,706
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 5.6% 4,989
December
2021
3.9% 4.3% 6.0% 5,303
November
2021
4.2% 4.4% 6.0% 5,325
October
2021
4.6% 4.7% 6.1% 5,410
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 6.4% 5,609

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.