The weekly unemployment statistics update is now on our DBEDT 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 decreased by 35.0%,

with this week’s total filings of 1,849 and filings during the same week in 2009 of 2,843.

Comparing 2010 to 2009 for the counties:

  • · Oahu had 347 fewer claims filed
  • · Hawaii had 332 fewer claims filed
  • · Maui had 219 fewer claims filed
  • · Kauai had 88 fewer claims filed

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

· Oahu had an 25.6% decrease
· Hawaii had a 48.0% decrease
· Maui had a 43.2% decrease
· Kauai had a 41.7% decrease

Submitted by Jan Nakamoto is a Research Statistician Statistics and Data Support Branch with the Research and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism. Reach her at jnakamot@dbedt.hawaii.gov

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