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Governor Ige announces availability of disaster unemployment insurance for Hawaii County residents

The U.S. Department of Labor has given the State of Hawai‘i permission to offer Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Hawai‘i County as part of the joint state-federal response to the ongoing seismic activity and volcanic eruption on Hawai‘i Island.

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Updates from Schatz (June 23-July 1)

MEDIA RELEASE SCHATZ ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS TO IMPROVE MONITORING OF KILAUEA U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced the University of Hawaii will receive a $86,462 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve monitoring of Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. “Kilauea’s spectacular volcanic eruptions have attracted much attention over the last three decades. […]

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Unemployment rate remains at 4.4% in May

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 4.4 percent, the same as in April. Statewide, there were 632,500 employed and 29,450 unemployed in May, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 661,900. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.3 […]

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State announces expansion of online unemployment services

The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Tuesday (April 8) announced that the unemployment services online has expanded to include an unemployment appeals system and the ability for employers to electronically file weekly reports. Currently, employers can file payments and access account information online, while employees can file and report for unemployment […]

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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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Updates from Sen. Schatz

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) released the following information during the months of February and March: SENATE PASSES BILL TO IMPROVE CHILD CARE Schatz voted to pass the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, legislation that will help provide funds for education and child care to low-income families. “In far […]

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Schatz fights for Emergency Unemployment Insurance

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and Senate Leaders are fighting to include an extension of unemployment insurance in budget negotiations in order to prevent benefits from lapsing Dec. 31, 2013. If unemployment insurance lapses, 1,900 people in Hawaii would immediately lose crucial emergency unemployment benefits, and an additional 5,800 Hawaii citizens would lose out […]

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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 rate down to 5.1% in March

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March declined to 5.1 percent, from 5.2 percent in February. Statewide, there were 614,100 employed and 33,300 unemployed in March, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 647,400. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was […]

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Unemployment rate unchanged at 5.2% in February

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 5.2 percent, the same rate as in January. Statewide, there were 617,250 employed and 33,750 unemployed in February, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 651,050. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to […]

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Unemployment rate at 5.2% in January

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 5.2 percent, compared to the revised rate of 5.1 percent in December. Statewide, there were 618,350 employed and 33,850 unemployed in January, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 652,200. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted […]

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