22 Jul 2010

Hawaii seasonally adjusted unemployment rate falls

8:10 am on 22 July 2010

Hawaii seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6-point-3 percent last month from 6-point-6 percent in May.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington DC showed that June marked the third consecutive decline in the state's jobless rate, which equalled the previous low of 6-point-3 percent reached in February last year.

Hawaii's rate was the sixth lowest in the United States.

Hawaii's total labor force fell to 636,400 in June from 636,900 in May and the number of unemployed declined from 41,800 to 40,400.