Unemployment in Hawai’i has fallen to its lowest point in three years. Today the Hawai’i State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced that the seasonally adjusted unemoployment rate for February was 6.4 percent – down from 6.5 percent in January.
The unemployment rate has fallen to 6.4 percent from 6.8 percent in a series of monthly declines since October, 2011. The last time the state’s unemployment rate was 6.4 percent was in February, 2009.
Every county in Hawai’i saw a drop in jobless numbers from January to February this year. While still up from February 2011 on Moloka’i, economists say the state trend is encouraging across the Aloha State.