Hawaii’s Weekly Unemployment Statistics Show Decrease in Filings

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



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 19.9%, with this week’s total filings of  1,865 and filings during the same week in 2009 of 2,329.

Comparing 2010 to 2009 for the counties:

·        Oahu had 166 fewer claims filed
·        Hawaii had 35 fewer claims filed
·        Maui had 234 fewer claims filed
·        Kauai had 26 fewer claims filed

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

·        Oahu had a 13.6% decrease
·        Hawaii had a 9.4% decrease
·        Maui had a 48.6% decrease
·        Kauai had a 13.9% decrease

Submitted by Jan Nakamoto, Research Statistician, Statistics and Data Support Branch, Research and Economic Analysis Division for the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism