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Hawaii Unemployment Jumps to 22.3% in April
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 650 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

HAWAI‘I’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 22.3 PERCENT IN APRIL

Jobs declined by 121,800 over-the-month

News Release from DLIR, May 21, 2020

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 22.3 percent. The historic increase from the revised rate of 2.4 percent in March reflects the economic impact of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i. Statewide, 487,550 were employed and 139,900 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 627,450. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 14.7 percent in April, rising from 4.4 percent in March.

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