State unemployment rate drops to 4.6% in June

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June declined to 4.6 percent from 4.7 percent in May, according to the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Officials say the last time the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent was in Sept. 2008.

Statewide, there were 617,250 employed and 29,700 unemployed in June, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 646,950.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in June, unchanged from May.

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