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Statewide employment forecast to expand 2.9%

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has announced the release of its Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term Future – 2016 publication, which forecasts that statewide employment will expand by 2.9 percent, or 19,760 jobs, from the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2016. All major industries will display […]

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Ige nominates Hoshijo as DLIR deputy director

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced his nomination of Leonard Hoshijo to be the Deputy Director in the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Hoshijo’s professional experience spans decades in which he has worked on behalf of those who labor in Hawaii and gained valuable insights about the role employers play in solving workplace […]

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State announces reduction in unemployment taxes for 2015

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has announced that Unemployment Insurance contribution rates for 2015 will be reduced 22 percent on average, resulting in employers paying $50 million less in taxes, or $100 less per employee on average for 2015. The unemployment rate has dropped to 4.1 percent from 6.8 […]

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February unemployment rate steady at 4.6%

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 4.6 percent, unchanged from January. Statewide, there were 626,400 employed and 30,150 unemployed in February, which combines for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 656,550. Both initial claims and weeks claims decreased by […]

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Reduction in unemployment taxes for 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has announced that Unemployment Insurance tax rates for 2014 will be reduced 35 percent on average, resulting in employers paying $130 million less in taxes, or $300 less per employee on average for 2014. The unemployment rate has dropped to 4.4 percent from 6.8 […]

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Neighbor isles expected to lead job growth through 2020

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has announced the release of several publications – Employment Projections for Industries and Occupations, 2010-2020 for Honolulu MSA, Hawaii County, Maui County, and Kauai County. DLIR’s Research and Statistics Office produces the series, which provides long-term industry and occupational projections. Industry Projections Positive industry growth […]

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Renewed commitment to workplace safety, health

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced that improvements in Hawaii’s workplace safety and health during the last year will result in the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) reassuming responsibility for regulating Hawaii’s manufacturing industries. OSHA and HIOSH have […]

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Unemployment falls to 4.5%; lowest since 2008

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July declined to 4.5 percent, from 4.6 percent in June. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.5 percent or less was in August 2008. Statewide, there were 614,900 employed and 28,900 unemployed in July, for a total […]

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Employment forecast to expand 4% through 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has announced the release of its Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term 2014publication, which reports that state employment is forecasted to expand by 4.0 percent or 26,690 jobs from the third quarter 2012 to the third quarter 2014. While tourism and its related industries will continue […]

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Unemployment rate fall to 4.6% in June

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June declined to 4.6 percent, from 4.7 percent in May. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent was in September 2008. Statewide, there were 617,250 employed and 29,700 unemployed in June, for a total […]

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Unemployment rate drops to 4.9% in April

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April declined to 4.9 percent from 5.1 percent in March. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent was in October 2008. Statewide, there were 614,000 employed and 31,850 unemployed in April, for a total seasonally […]

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Unemployment drops to 5.2% in December

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 5.2 percent, down from 5.3 percent in November. The last time Hawaii had an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent or less was in October 2008. Statewide, there were 613,300 employed and 33,500 unemployed in December, […]

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Unemployment rate drops to 5.7% in September

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 5.7 percent, down from 6.1 percent in August. The last time Hawaii had an unemployment rate as low as 5.7 percent was in December 2008. Statewide, there were 604,000 employed and 36,650 unemployed in September, […]

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State launches web-based green employer directory

State launches web-based green employer directory

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) has launched a web-based directory of Green Employers as part of its Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative. Green employers — who work in areas such as renewable energy production and natural resource conservation — post profiles in the directory that describe their operations, specify their […]

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