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Honolulu 3.8% August jobless rate 8th lowest nationally

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:02 a.m. HST, Oct 30, 2013



Honolulu's unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in August, tying it for the eighth lowest jobless rate among U.S. cities.

The August rate was down from a 4.2 percent unemployment rate in July, according to a report released today by the U.S. Labor Department.

Honolulu was tied with Iowa City with the eighth-lowest unemployment rate out of 347 metropolitan areas surveyed by the Labor Department. Honolulu was one of only 10 cities where the jobless rate was less than 4 percent.

Unlike the national and state figures, the metro unemployment data are not adjusted for seasonal changes. The state seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in August. It was 7.3 percent nationally.







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Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Yes but how many of these jobs are part-time/temporary jobs vs. full-time/permanent jobs. I'd imagine these figures would look less nice if that were considered.
on October 30,2013 | 12:03PM
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