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State unemployment rate at record low

Hawaii’s jobless rate fell to an all-time record low in November.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2 percent from the previous record of 2.2 percent the month before, state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations statistics show.

The 2 percent jobless number is the lowest rate on record since 1976, Leonard Hoshijo, acting DLIR director, said in a news release.

There were 670,300 employed and 14,000 unemployed last month for a total labor force of 684,350, DLIR said.

Nationally, the jobless rate was 4.1 percent in November, the same as in October.

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