Hawaii’s Weekly Unemployment for the Week of December 25, 2010

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

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 0.1%, with this week’s total filings of 2,052 and filings during the same week in 2009 of 2,055.

Comparing 2010 to 2009 for the counties:

·        Oahu had 79 more claims filed
·        Hawaii had 13 fewer claims filed
·        Maui had 138 fewer claims filed
·        Kauai had 64 more claims filed

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

·        Oahu had a 7.6% increase
·        Hawaii had a 3.0% decrease
·        Maui had a 35.4% decrease
·        Kauai had a 45.4% increase

Submitted by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism