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Hawaii jobless rate drops to 5.5%

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HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's unemployment rate is hitting a new 4-year-low.

The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Thursday Hawaii's jobless rate dropped 0.2%age point in October to a seasonally adjusted 5.5%.

The state's jobless rate was at 5.7% in September - its lowest mark since 2008.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.9% from 7.8% in September.

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