HONOLULU (KHON2) — Jobs in Hawaii were up in July compared to a year ago, showing some improvement since the coronavirus pandemic began.
According to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, July’s unemployment rate was 7.3% compared to 7.7% recorded in June and a shocking 14.1% reported in July of 2020. Those percentages are a reflection of 53,000 more jobs filled over the year. Nationally, the unemployment rate for July stood at 5.4%.
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Statewide, 598,850 were employed and 47,200 were unemployed in July for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 646,000.
Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4% in July, down from 5.9% in June.