Maui Unemployment Rate Up Slightly to 5%

March 17, 2014, 12:12 PM HST · Updated March 17, 12:15 PM
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January unemployment rate in Maui County. Graphics, Maui Now.

January unemployment rate in Maui County. Graphics, Maui Now.

By Wendy Osher

Maui County’s unemployment rate in January was 5%, up slightly from the adjusted 4.7% rate reported the month before, according to new data released by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for individual islands within Maui County in January 2014 included: Maui Island, 5.0% (up from 4.5% from December 2013); Molokaʻi, 6.9% (down from 7.8%); and Lānaʻi, 3% (down from 4.8%), according to DLIR data. 

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.6% in January 2014, down from the 4.7% revised rate for December of 2013, the department reports.  That’s below the 6.6% seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the nation for the same period.

Statewide, the department reports that there were 625,650 employed and 30,250 unemployed in January, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 655,900.

Pacific Media Group job fair, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Pacific Media Group job fair, file photo by Wendy Osher.

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