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

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/unemployment

Shown is a quick look at this week’s unemployment data – initial claims filed as compared to the same week last year.

Statewide initial unemployment claims decreased by 36.8%, with this week’s total filings
of 1,565 and filings during the same week in 2009 of 2,475.

Comparing 2010 to 2009 for the counties:

·        Oahu had 434 fewer claims filed
·        Hawaii had 173 fewer claims filed
·        Maui had 232 fewer claims filed
·        Kauai had 55 fewer claims filed

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

·        Oahu had a 35.1% decrease
·        Hawaii had a 34.3% decrease
·        Maui had a 48.5% decrease
·        Kauai had a 28.9% decrease

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