The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Friday that July's rate was unchanged from the previous month. The rate increased in June after holding steady for two months.
The state says there were about 603,000 people who had jobs last month and nearly 41,000 without jobs.
Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3%. It was 8.2% in June.
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The Longs Drugs at the Kamehameha Shopping Center was evacuated Tuesday night after a noxious odor filled the store.
Weather permitting, the state plans to drop rat poison by helicopter on one of the state's largest seabird colonies.
The push for mandatory fire sprinklers in residential high-rises is put on hold after the Honolulu City Council voted defer the bill on Tuesday.