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Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Urban Honolulu fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Hawaii rate. The unemployment rate in Urban Honolulu peaked in April 2020 at 19.0% and is now 15.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Urban Honolulu unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Hawaii 4.2% +0.1 -2.1
Urban Honolulu 3.7% -0.2 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Urban Honolulu, Hawaii, National

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Urban Honolulu peaked in April 2020 at 81,877. There are now 64,871 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Urban Honolulu employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Urban Honolulu, Hawaii) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Urban Honolulu 17,006 -812 -7,444

Number of Unemployed Persons

Urban Honolulu, Hawaii Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Hawaii
Unemployment Rate
Urban Honolulu
Unemployment Rate
Urban Honolulu
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.7% 17,006
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.9% 17,818
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 4.2% 19,087
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 4.4% 20,258
December
2021
3.9% 4.3% 4.7% 21,598
November
2021
4.2% 4.4% 4.7% 21,567
October
2021
4.6% 4.7% 4.8% 21,701
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.9% 22,243
August
2021
5.2% 5.3% 5.0% 22,850
July
2021
5.4% 5.5% 5.2% 23,344
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 5.3% 23,692

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.