Hawaii’s weekly unemployment statistics update is now on our Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism Internet site at:

http://tinyurl.com/2a7ayz4

Shown below is a quick look at this week’s unemployment data – initial claims filed.



Statewide initial unemployment claims increased by 2.8%,

with this week’s total filings of 2,576 and filings during the same week in 2009 of 2,505.

Comparing 2010 to 2009 for the counties:

  • · Oahu had 138 more claims filed
  • · Hawaii had 44 more claims filed
  • · Maui had 84 fewer claims filed
  • · Kauai had 42 fewer claims filed

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

  • · Oahu had an 11.1% increase
  • · Hawaii had a 9.0% increase
  • · Maui had a 17.1% decrease
  • · Kauai had a 19.7% decrease

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