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.
Statewide initial unemployment claims decreased by 35.0%,
with this week’s total filings of 1,849 and filings during the same week in 2009 of 2,843.
Comparing 2010 to 2009 for the counties:
- · Oahu had 347 fewer claims filed
- · Hawaii had 332 fewer claims filed
- · Maui had 219 fewer claims filed
- · Kauai had 88 fewer claims filed
In percentage changes, comparing the current week to the same week a year ago:
· Oahu had an 25.6% decrease
· Hawaii had a 48.0% decrease
· Maui had a 43.2% decrease
· Kauai had a 41.7% decrease
Submitted by Jan Nakamoto is a Research Statistician Statistics and Data Support Branch with the Research and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org