Hawaii unemployment rate falls to 4.3 percent

Hawaii unemployment rate falls to 4.3 percent

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's unemployment rate fell one percentage point to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.3 percent last month.

The last time the unemployment rate was this low was six years ago, when it stood at 4.4 percent in Aug. 2008.

The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Friday the services and construction industries added workers during August. The financial and educational and health sectors lost jobs.

Nationally, the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent.

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