Statewide initial unemployment claims decreased by 12.7%, with this week’s total filings of 1,892 and filings during the same week in 2010 of 2,168.
Comparing 2011 to 2010 for the counties:
· Oahu had 114 fewer claims filed
· Hawaii had 55 fewer claims filed
· Maui had 56 fewer claims filed
· Kauai had 31 fewer claims filed
In percentage changes, comparing the current week to the same week a year ago:
· Oahu had a 9.6% decrease
· Hawaii had a 15.1% decrease
· Maui had a 15.5% decrease
· Kauai had a 19.3% decrease
The weekly unemployment statistics update is now on our DBEDT Internet site at:
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