The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hawaii fell to 3.4 percent last month, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
The state’s unemployment rate has been trending downward for the past couple of years. According to the state’s press release, there were 651,900 employed people in September with 23,150 unemployed.
But the data doesn’t take into account “discouraged workers,” people who want jobs but haven’t looked for work in the past month. The statistic also doesn’t show the number of people working multiple jobs.