DBEDT Weekly Unemployment Report for the Week of November 13, 2010

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The weekly unemployment statistics update is now on our DBEDT Internet site at:



Shown 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 22.7%, with this week’s total filings of 2,119 and filings during the same week in 2009 of 2,743.

Comparing 2010 to 2009 for the counties:

  • Oahu had 164 fewer claims filed
  • Hawaii had 154 fewer claims filed
  • Maui had 263 fewer claims filed
  • Kauai had 55 fewer claims filed

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

  • Oahu had a 11.7% decrease
  • Hawaii had a 31.4% decrease
  • Maui had a 44.9% decrease
  • Kauai had a 26.8% decrease