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 quick look at this week’s unemployment data – initial claims filed.
Statewide initial unemployment claims decreased by 12.2%, with this week’s total filings of 2,217 and filings during the same week in 2009 of 2,525.

Comparing 2010 to 2009 for the counties:

·     Oahu had 186 fewer claims filed
·     Hawaii had 89 fewer claims filed
·     Maui had 69 fewer claims filed
·     Kauai had 3 fewer claims filed

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

·     Oahu had a 13.3% decrease
·     Hawaii had a 17.8% decrease
·     Maui had a 16.9% decrease
·     Kauai had a 1.8% decrease

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