The weekly unemployment statistics update is now on our DBEDT Internet site
Shown below 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 14.7%, with this week’s total filings of 2,447 and filings during the same week in 2010 of 2,868.
Comparing 2011 to 2010 for the counties:
· Oahu had 159 fewer claims filed
· Hawaii had 28 fewer claims filed
· Maui had 140 fewer claims filed
· Kauai had 81 fewer claims filed
In percentage changes, comparing the current week to the same week a year ago:
· Oahu had a 10.6% decrease
· Hawaii had a 4.5% decrease
· Maui had a 33.7% decrease
· Kauai had a 32.0% decrease
Source: Hi State Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations; calculations by the HI State Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.