On this Labor Day, a holiday meant to celebrate the American worker, many residents of the Aloha state just can't afford to take time off to enjoy the holiday.
Many workers are juggling 2, 3 or more jobs just to afford the high cost of living here in Hawaii.
In fact, in an alarming study from the the National Low Income Housing Coalition it's virtually impossible to afford a 2 bedroom apartment on a minimum wage salary.
Even with no sleep a worker would have to work 174 hours a week at minimum wage, tough to do considering there's only 168 hours in a week. That's considering the standard advice of spending no more than 30% of your income on rent.
Some, however, are worried that with a new minimum wage hike set to gradually increase the minimum wage to ten dollars and ten cents by 2018, jobs could be lost.
Currently workers in Hawaii have to work more hours than any other state in the Union in order to afford an apartment.