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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 26, 2010

Hawaii unemployment was unchanged at 6.9 percent in February


Advertiser Staff

HawaiÁiís unemployment rate was unchanged in February with 6.9 percent of the stateís population going without work.
Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows there were 43,600 unemployed people in the state during February.
The stateís jobless rate continued at a level thatís well below the national average of 9.7 percent.

The nationís highest unemployment continued to be found in Michigan, where manufacturing layoffs have contributed to a 14.1 percent rate.
The lowest percentage of jobless people among the workforce was found in North Dakota, where there was a 4.1 percent rate.