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Unit: percent
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Unemployed Workers in Civilian Labor Force

Value: 4.6 percent
Measurement
Period:
November 2013
Location: State : Hawaii
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Comparison: U.S. States
Categories: Economy / Employment
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator describes civilians, 16 years of age and over, who are unemployed as a percent of the U.S. civilian labor force.
Why this is important: 
The unemployment rate is a key indicator of the local economy. Unemployment occurs when local businesses are not able to supply enough and/or appropriate jobs for local employees and/or when the labor force is not able to supply appropriate skills to employers. A high rate of unemployment has personal and societal effects. During periods of unemployment, individuals are likely to feel severe economic strain and mental stress. Unemployment is also related to access to health care, as many individuals receive health insurance through their employer. A high unemployment rate places strain on financial support systems, as unemployed persons qualify for unemployment benefits and food stamp programs.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on non-seasonally-adjusted data from 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Data do not incorporate BLS's annual benchmarking revisions.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
URL of Source:   http://www.bls.gov/
URL of Data:   http://data.bls.gov/pdq/querytool.jsp?survey=la
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

October 2008: 4.4 November 2008: 5.0 December 2008: 5.1 January 2009: 6.1 February 2009: 6.4 March 2009: 7.0 April 2009: 6.9 May 2009: 7.2 June 2009: 8.1 July 2009: 7.0 August 2009: 7.2 September 2009: 7.5 October 2009: 7.1 November 2009: 7.0 December 2009: 6.5 January 2010: 7.0 February 2010: 6.7 March 2010: 6.8 April 2010: 6.3 May 2010: 6.3 June 2010: 6.9 July 2010: 6.8 August 2010: 6.6 September 2010: 6.3 October 2010: 6.4 November 2010: 6.5 December 2010: 5.8 January 2011: 6.4 February 2011: 6.3 March 2011: 6.1 April 2011: 5.6 May 2011: 5.9 June 2011: 6.8 July 2011: 6.4 August 2011: 6.5 September 2011: 6.6 October 2011: 6.5 November 2011: 6.6 December 2011: 6.2 January 2012: 6.4 February 2012: 6.3 March 2012: 6.4 April 2012: 6.0 May 2012: 6.3 June 2012: 7.1 July 2012: 6.3 August 2012: 5.7 September 2012: 5.6 October 2012: 5.4 November 2012: 5.3 December 2012: 4.8 January 2013: 5.3 February 2013: 5.1 March 2013: 5.0 April 2013: 4.4 May 2013: 4.5 June 2013: 5.2 July 2013: 4.6 August 2013: 4.2 September 2013: 4.5 October 2013: 4.6 November 2013: 4.6

percent


Indicates a change in methodology
January 2012 Unemployment data through December 2011 were based on BLS's preliminary monthly estimates. Data for January 2012 and beyond are based on BLS's final monthly estimates.
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Unit: percent
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Unemployed Workers in Civilian Labor Force

Value: 4.6 percent
Measurement
Period:
November 2013
Location: State : Hawaii
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Economy / Employment
What is this Indicator?
This indicator describes civilians, 16 years of age and over, who are unemployed as a percent of the U.S. civilian labor force.
Why this is important: 
The unemployment rate is a key indicator of the local economy. Unemployment occurs when local businesses are not able to supply enough and/or appropriate jobs for local employees and/or when the labor force is not able to supply appropriate skills to employers. A high rate of unemployment has personal and societal effects. During periods of unemployment, individuals are likely to feel severe economic strain and mental stress. Unemployment is also related to access to health care, as many individuals receive health insurance through their employer. A high unemployment rate places strain on financial support systems, as unemployed persons qualify for unemployment benefits and food stamp programs.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Data do not incorporate BLS's annual benchmarking revisions.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
URL of Source:   http://www.bls.gov/
URL of Data:   http://data.bls.gov/pdq/querytool.jsp?survey=la
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

October 2008: 4.4 November 2008: 5.0 December 2008: 5.1 January 2009: 6.1 February 2009: 6.4 March 2009: 7.0 April 2009: 6.9 May 2009: 7.2 June 2009: 8.1 July 2009: 7.0 August 2009: 7.2 September 2009: 7.5 October 2009: 7.1 November 2009: 7.0 December 2009: 6.5 January 2010: 7.0 February 2010: 6.7 March 2010: 6.8 April 2010: 6.3 May 2010: 6.3 June 2010: 6.9 July 2010: 6.8 August 2010: 6.6 September 2010: 6.3 October 2010: 6.4 November 2010: 6.5 December 2010: 5.8 January 2011: 6.4 February 2011: 6.3 March 2011: 6.1 April 2011: 5.6 May 2011: 5.9 June 2011: 6.8 July 2011: 6.4 August 2011: 6.5 September 2011: 6.6 October 2011: 6.5 November 2011: 6.6 December 2011: 6.2 January 2012: 6.4 February 2012: 6.3 March 2012: 6.4 April 2012: 6.0 May 2012: 6.3 June 2012: 7.1 July 2012: 6.3 August 2012: 5.7 September 2012: 5.6 October 2012: 5.4 November 2012: 5.3 December 2012: 4.8 January 2013: 5.3 February 2013: 5.1 March 2013: 5.0 April 2013: 4.4 May 2013: 4.5 June 2013: 5.2 July 2013: 4.6 August 2013: 4.2 September 2013: 4.5 October 2013: 4.6 November 2013: 4.6

percent


Indicates a change in methodology
January 2012 Unemployment data through December 2011 were based on BLS's preliminary monthly estimates. Data for January 2012 and beyond are based on BLS's final monthly estimates.
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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home