FACT CHECK — Gov: Hawaii Has Among the Lowest Unemployment

Nanea Kalani/Civil Beat

Gov. Neil Abercrombie said on Tuesday that the state of Hawaii is back on track financially.

"We have among the lowest unemployment rate for urban areas and as well as across the state as any place in the country," Abercrombie said. "We're not falling off any [fiscal] cliffs any more."

But did he get his numbers right?

Hawaii is tied with Vermont as the state with the eighth lowest unemployment rate in October 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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