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Maui County Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9% in March

April 17, 2014, 10:05 AM HST
* Updated April 17, 10:06 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Maui County’s unemployment rate for March was 4.9%, down from the 5.1% reported a month earlier, and the 5.2% recorded at the same time last year, according to new information released by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

The Island of Maui in Maui County recorded a slightly lower rate of 4.8% in March 2013, down from the 5% rate recorded in February, and the 5.1% rate reported in March of last year.

The Island of Lānaʻi continued to record the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.8%, down slightly from 2.9% the month before, and up from the 2.1% rate recorded at the same time last year.

Molokaʻi continued to have the state’s highest unemployment rate of 8.2%–down from 9.7% in February, and down from the 10.5% rate recorded at the same time last year.

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The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, noted that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state was 4.5% in March, down from the 4.6% rate from the month before, and down from the 4.8% rate recorded at the same time last year.

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According to the new data, there were 628,750 employed and 29,700  unemployed individuals in the state in March, which combines for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 658,450.

 

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