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Friday, October 22, 2021
County TAT could further debilitate Hawaii tourism
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:06 PM :: 137 Views :: Economy, Rail, Taxes, Tourism

... Hawaii is still in a state of emergency, tourism has slowed, businesses are closing and unemployment is high. The economy will take years to recover ....

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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Hawaii Hotel RevPAR Down 13.5% from 2019
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 2:39 PM :: 196 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... When compared to September 2019, statewide ADR was higher in September 2021 but RevPAR was lower due to less occupancy ....

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
COVID Unemployment Recovery: Hawaii vs Nevada
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 653 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii 46th, Nevada 14th ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Why the toilet paper shortage?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:18 AM :: 1187 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... how could we be in this situation again? .... 

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
COVID Recovery? Honolulu Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 8:58 PM :: 840 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... the real unemployment rate in August might be around 6% higher than reported ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
UHERO: Delta Wave Swamps Tourism
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 650 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

"... we are in for a period of weakness before growth resumes late in the year. The end to federal fiscal support will weigh on recovery going forward, and a full return to pre-pandemic conditions remains several years down the road ...."

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
COVID Recovery: Hawaii 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 770 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... progress toward economic recovery has been largely due to the distribution of the vaccine and yet highly vaccinated Hawaii still finds a way to lag ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
DBEDT: Delta Drives Down Hawaii Economic Forecast
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 791 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... DBEDT revised its economic growth projection for 2021 to 2.7 percent, down from  3.5 percent ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii receives CHANGE Grant award
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:10 PM :: 813 Views :: Economy

... The $30,000 gift from one of Hawaii's most important foundations marks an "exciting development" in the history of the institute ....

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Unemployment: Hawaii Worst Recovery from COVID
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 1035 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Least ....

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Unemployment 8.1% for May--Down 0.4%
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1075 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Statewide 595,300 were employed and 52,150 unemployed in May ....

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
​Why Hawaii residents are moving away
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:42 AM :: 2048 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... State taxes a major driver of the exodus ....

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
European Travel Ban Takes 3.21% of Hawaii GDP
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 1069 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... States Hurt the Most by the European Travel Ban -- Hawaii 5th ....

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Monday, June 7, 2021
Hawaii Worst State Economy in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:51 PM :: 1925 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii is struggling with the highest unemployment rate in the country, at 9% ....

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
DBEDT: Hawaii Economic Recovery Accelerating
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 966 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

... DBEDT revised its economic growth projection for 2021 to 3.5 percent, up from 2.7 percent ....

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Hawaii 5-year Growth Rate 2nd Lowest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:12 PM :: 924 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... total employment in Hawaii declined by 10% between 2016 and 2021 ....

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Friday, May 14, 2021
Now is the time to ‘get real’ about Hawaii’s future
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:41 PM :: 1134 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... losing the state’s best and brightest to opportunities elsewhere ....

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Saturday, May 1, 2021
City’s Rental and Utility Relief Program to reopen May 3 at 2 p.m.
By News Release @ 10:23 AM :: 1218 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, COVID-19

"...fraudulent applications may be referred to law enforcement....”

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Hawaii Government Assistance Payments Jumped 62% for 2020
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 AM :: 1281 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Earnings, which mostly reflect wages and other employee compensation, fell in Hawaii by 7.7% ....

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Saturday, April 24, 2021
Hawaii Towns Ranked by Economic Diversity
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 1403 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... During the Great Recession, local economies that diversified, tapping into new ideas and innovations, proved to be more resilient than the cities that stuck to their old tricks ....

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
​COVID-19 infections, vaccines, and economic recovery
By UHERO @ 3:25 AM :: 1975 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... As business activity contracted, the state quickly shed more than 150,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate jumped from 2% to 22% ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
Hawaii: 26.5% Expect to Lose Income
By Selected News Articles @ 6:39 PM :: 1461 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... The state where people are most likely to face an expected loss of employment income is Hawaii, at 26.5% ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
How Hawaii Can Waste More Federal COVID Stimulus Money--Biden has some ideas
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 1672 Views :: National News, Economy, COVID-19

... Today, the White House released state-by-state fact sheets (crony dreambooks) that highlight the (allegedly) urgent need in every state across the country for the investments (pork projects) proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan ....

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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Forbes: Hawaii Tops List Of Worst-Performing States
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 AM :: 1967 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii lags the nation’s economic momentum by an astonishing 5.14% ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Hawaii Economy Shrinks 8%
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 422 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... BEA -- Gross Domestic Product by State, 4th Quarter 2020 and Annual 2020 ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
House Budget: Irresponsible record-breaking spending spree
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:34 PM :: 1427 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... Keli’i Akina says House members should have aimed to pay off more debt instead of go on a record-breaking spending spree ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Hawaii is the State Where Joblessness Has Skyrocketed
By Selected News Articles @ 7:54 PM :: 1549 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii and California had the highest jobless rates in January, at 10.2% and 9.0%, respectively. At the far end of the spectrum, South Dakota and Utah had the lowest rates, each at 3.1% ....

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
DLIR: Hawaii Unemployment 10.2%
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 1445 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Statewide, 588,050 were employed and 67,000 unemployed in January for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 655,050 ....

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Monday, March 8, 2021
CoreLogic: Hawaii Mortgage Delinquency Jumps 4.1%
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 1249 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii and Nevada (both up 4.1 percentage points) logged the largest annual increase in overall delinquency rates ....

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Friday, March 5, 2021
Federal COVID Aid: Hawaii Gets 143% of Losses
By Tax Foundation @ 7:47 PM :: 1301 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Under the American Rescue Plan Act, states would receive $195.3 billion in aid, divided according to each state’s share of national unemployed workers ....

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Friday, March 5, 2021
New Survey: 50% of Hawaii businesses not paying rent
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 1583 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

... 1,126 Hawaiʻi business owners share their feedback ....

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Friday, March 5, 2021
UHERO: Recovery Poised to Accelerate
By UHERO @ 7:00 AM :: 1310 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

... Falling virus counts and vaccination progress set the stage for a strengthening visitor industry recovery ....

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Monday, March 1, 2021
Hawaii Economy Projected to Grow 2.7% in 2021
By News Release @ 2:06 PM :: 1141 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...DBEDT estimates that Hawaii’s real GDP fell by approximately 7.5 percent in 2020, a smaller decline than the 11.7 percent contraction forecast in the previous quarter....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Hawaii Needs Emergency Economic CPR
By Video @ 9:09 PM :: 1180 Views :: Economy

... Hawaii has seen two of it’s top three economic “pillars” collapse over the past two decades ....

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Sunday, February 7, 2021
What Are They Thinking?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1659 Views :: Economy, Taxes

"... At the Legislature, committee hearings have begun in earnest and it doesn’t seem at all like we are in an economic crisis ...."

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Friday, February 5, 2021
COVID Restrictions Correlate With Unemployment
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 AM :: 1540 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... but not so much with Corona Virus rates ....

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Best Areas for STEM Professionals--Honolulu 81st
By News Release @ 12:53 AM :: 1266 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu ranks 92nd in STEM-friendliness, 97th in Professional Opportunities, and dead last in STEM wages ....

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Monday, January 25, 2021
State of State: Ige Punts Tax Hike to Legislature
By Video @ 6:16 PM :: 1919 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... House speaker calls Ige’s State of the State address ‘risk averse’ ....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Rental Market: Troubling Signs Remain As State Prepares for an Uncertain 2021
By UHERO @ 12:54 AM :: 1898 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... UHERO second quarterly survey of rental property owners and managers ....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
DBEDT: Hawaii Defense Spending Outlook Report
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 1609 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Military

... SWOT Analysis and Action Plan Identify Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Growth ....

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Friday, January 8, 2021
How to Put Hawaii Back on Road to Prosperity
By Audio @ 11:00 AM :: 1478 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... Hawaii's economy was in trouble before the coronavirus lockdowns ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
I can see clearly now
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:29 PM :: 1456 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a fresh start ....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Why so many people are leaving Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:04 AM :: 3072 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii’s population has been declining over the past four years ....

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Sunday, December 27, 2020
Trump signs stimulus bill
By Ed Case @ 10:12 PM :: 2126 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... Magic Money from the Sky: Hawaii Getting $1.7B from New COVID 'Stimulus' ....

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
The best Christmas gift? Freedom
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:20 PM :: 941 Views :: Economy

... If only it were possible to fill a stocking with economic freedom and leave lots of new jobs under the tree .... 

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
‘We are going through one of the worst financial crises the state has ever faced’
By Audio @ 8:15 PM :: 1673 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... steps state officials could take to turn things around ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Hawaii has third-fastest population decline in nation
By News Release @ 12:59 AM :: 3429 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... The number of people leaving in fiscal 2020 was almost 5 times what local economic researchers were predicting just weeks ago ....

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Thursday, December 17, 2020
UHERO pushes for rental assistance to continue in 2021
By UHERO @ 11:36 PM :: 1192 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...more free money from the sky....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Ranking State Unemployment Insurance Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 9:10 PM :: 1571 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii ranks 25th ....

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Monday, December 14, 2020
55.6% of DHHL direct mortgage borrowers fall behind
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 1433 Views :: DHHL, Economy, COVID-19

... DHHL has extended the postponement of mortgage loan payments for all DHHL direct loans and loans assigned to the Department for an additional three-month period, through March 31, 2021 ....

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