byRick Whiting on September 23, 2013, 5:00 pm EDT Pages« first‹ previous…3456789101112next ›last » Hawaii's labor costs are ranked No. 48, and its energy costs (No. 50) are the most expensive among the states. The Aloha State's middle-of-the-road rank (No. 30) for unemployment insurance taxes keeps it from being the most expensive.