Seasonally adjusted unemployment unchanged

Published: Aug. 19, 2011 at 9:33 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was basically unchanged according to the latest numbers.

The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced Friday the state's unemployment rate in July increased by 0.1 percentage points to 6.1 percent.

That number is compared to the rate of 6 percent in May and June.

There were 594,000 employed and 38,400 unemployed in July.

Construction declined by 300 jobs in July, while Education & Health Services gained 1,800 jobs. The primary source of job gains in Education & Health Services came from private elementary and secondary schools. Other sectors that also contributed to the expansion were hospitals and social assistance.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 9.1 percent in July from 9.2 percent in June.

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