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State jobless rate remains at 4.4 percent

By Dave Segal

LAST UPDATED: 11:38 a.m. HST, Jul 17, 2014

Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.4 percent in June for the third month in a row as the state's economy continued to remain on firm ground.

Until these last three months, the last time the state's unemployment rate was that low was in August 2008 when it also was at 4.4 percent. Its recent peak was 7.1 percent in both July and August 2009 during the most recent recession.

Hawaii continues to perform much better than the nation as a whole where the U.S. unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in June, according to data released on Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

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