The weekly unemployment statistics update is now on the DBEDT Internet site at:

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/unemployment
Shown below is a quick look at this week’s unemployment data – initial claims filed.

Statewide initial unemployment claims decreased by 23.8%, with this week’s total filings of 2,311 and filings during the same week in 2009 of 3,031.

Comparing 2010 to 2009 for the counties:


· Oahu had 308 fewer claims filed
· Hawaii had 161 fewer claims filed
· Maui had 259 fewer claims filed
· Kauai had 31 more claims filed

In percentage changes, comparing the current week to the same week a year ago:

· Oahu had a 20.0% decrease
· Hawaii had a 25.7% decrease
· Maui had a 43.5% decrease
· Kauai had a 16.2% increase

Source: DBEDT

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