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Hawaii Weekly Unemployment Rates Summarized - January 10, 2013

 

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REPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM - The weekly unemployment statistics update is now on our DBEDT Internet site at:

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

Shown below is a table containing this week's unemployment data – initial claims filed as compared to the same week last year.

"Initial claims" initiate a determination of eligibility to begin a claimant's benefit year (new claims) or subsequent period of unemployment (additional claims) within the benefit year.

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Statewide initial unemployment claims decreased by 12.4%, with this week’s total filings of 2,276 and filings during the same week in 2012 of 2,598.

Comparing 2013 to 2012 for the counties:

·        Oahu had 145 fewer claims filed
·        Hawaii had 122 fewer claims filed 
·        Maui had 22 fewer claims filed 
·        Kauai had 26 fewer claims filed
·        Agent had 7 fewer claims filed

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

·        Oahu had a 9.5% decrease
·        Hawaii had a 25.1% decrease
·        Maui had a 6.0% decrease 
·        Kauai had a 15.8% decrease
·        Agent had a 14.0% decrease

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  1. Oahu had a 145 fewer claims filed out of how much? I think saying a 9.5% decrease is misleading.

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