Jobless rate holds steady

LIHUE — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Monday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 2.7 percent, for the third consecutive month.

Kauai’s jobless rate in October was 2.6 percent, down from 2.8 percent in September and the same as it was in October 2018.

Statewide, 643,700 were employed and 17,700 unemployed in October for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 661,400. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in October, compared to 3.5 percent in September.

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