The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations announced Friday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 6.4 percent, unchanged from June.
Statewide, there were 603,150 employed and 40,950 unemployed in July, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 644,050.
The establishment survey, which does not include agriculture and the self-employed, reported that total seasonally adjusted nonagricultural jobs increased by 2,800 jobs in July over June, and by 6,200 jobs over-the-year.
Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3 percent, a 0.1 percentage increase from 8.2 percent in June.
Initial claims for unemployment benefits were down 7.3 percent and total weeks claimed were down 9.8 percent compared to one year ago. Initial claims and weeks claimed decreased by 3 percent and 1percent between June and July, respectively.