Maui Unemployment Rate at 2.6% in June

July 19, 2018, 10:50 AM HST · Updated July 19, 10:50 AM
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The unemployment rate on Maui Island was at 2.6% in June, up from the 1.9% rate in May and down from the 2.8% rate reported at the same time last year.

Molokaʻi’s rate was 7.5% in June, up from the 5.1% rate the month before, and down the 10.1% rate reported at the same time in 2017. The island of Lānaʻi reported a 2.5% unemployment rate in June 2018, up from 1.5% rate in May, and down from the 5.6% rate reported in June of 2017.

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The County of Maui as a whole had a 2.7% unemployment rate (non seasonally adjusted) for June 2018, up from the 2% rate in May 2018, and down from the 3.1% rate at the same time last year.

The statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 2.7%, up from the 2% rate reported in May and down from the 2.9% rate reported in June of 2017.  The new data was compiled by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

In a separate measure of employment, the DLIR reoprts that there was a gain of 1,200 in the Education & Health Services sector, with most of the expansion occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance. Job losses were reported in Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-700) and Professional & Business Services (-600).  Employment remained unchanged for Construction.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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