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Hawaii unemployment rate falls to near 6-year low of 4.4%

By Alan Yonan Jr.

~~<p>Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate slipped to 4.4 percent in April from 4.5 percent in March, providing more evidence that the state's job market recovery is firmly on track.</p>
<p>The jobless rate fell to its lowest in nearly six years in April after peaking at 7.1 percent during the last recession. April marked the 16th consecutive month that the rate was below 5 percent. Hawaii's unemployment rate also compared favorably with the national rate, which declined to 6.3 percent in April, down from 6.7 percent in March.</p>
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Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate slipped to 4.4 percent in April from 4.5 percent in March, providing more evidence that the state's job market recovery is firmly on track.

The jobless rate fell to its lowest in nearly six years in April after peaking at 7.1 percent during the last recession. April marked the 16th consecutive month that the rate was below 5 percent. Hawaii's unemployment rate also compared favorably with the national rate, which declined to 6.3 percent in April, down from 6.7 percent in March. Login for more...



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