Jobless rate rises slightly

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 2.2 percent compared to 2.1 percent in June through August.

Statewide, 671,750 were employed and 15,050 unemployed in September for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 686,800. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in September, compared to 3.9 percent in August.

Kauai’s jobless rates was 2.9 percent, up from 2.4 percent in August, and nearly a point from 2.1 percent for September 2017


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