Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.7% with the biggest shift in Construction, Mining, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI market declined by 1,178 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 3.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI unemployment rate is 38 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 260 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in September versus prior month by -0.1% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.2% . Key sectors include:

  • Restaurants & Hotels: 22,600; -100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 14,300; -100
  • Education & Healthcare: 9,500; +100
  • Government: 8,500; no change
  • Business Services: 7,100; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 4,400; +100
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.