Counties With Highest Unemployment Rate In Hawaii |
Unemployment rates, while significantly lower than the alarming pandemic peak of 14.7% in April 2020, remain a cause for concern, particularly as economists circle the idea of a possible recession by 2023. The last economic recession – the Great Recession of 2008-2010 – rates rose as high as 10% from October 2009. Only in the spring of 2019 did unemployment finally drop to the current level.
As of May this year, national unemployment stands at 3.6% – as in March and April, marking a three-month stagnation – after a steady decline since the aforementioned COVID-hit peak. Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates by state show a fairly wide range, ranging from just 1.9% in Nebraska and Utah to 5.3% in New Mexico and 5.8% in the District of Columbia. A further breakdown by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals yet another county-based spectrum within each state.
To do this, Stacker compiled a list of counties with the highest unemployment rates in Hawaii using data from the BLS. Boroughs are ranked by unemployment rate as of April 2022, which is the most recent data from the Bureau as of this writing.
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