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Saturday, June 27, 2020
COVID: Half of Households with Children have lost income
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 302 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...51% of respondents in households with at least one child report their income has declined since the start of COVID-19....

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Saturday, June 20, 2020
UHERO forecasts dire scenarios for local government budgets
By UHERO @ 4:28 AM :: 611 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...A grim financial outlook is on the horizon for the state of Hawaiʻi due to the impact of COVID-19....

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Sunday, June 14, 2020
The Giant Sucking Sound
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1267 Views :: Economy

...Carl Bonham told lawmakers that we’re going to lose another 30,000 people in just two years. A more pessimistic scenario assumes we are going to lose that 30,000 people in ONE year....

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Thursday, June 11, 2020
DLIR Updates Unemployment Claims Processing Numbers
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 684 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... State Has Issued $803,200,377 in Benefits Since March 1 ....

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
‘New normal’ requires long-term budget thinking
By Joe Kent @ 11:44 PM :: 612 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...threw Gov. Ige’s multiyear budget off target by a total of $26 billion between fiscal years 2020 and 2025....

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Kam Napier: How to strike the right balance in reopening Hawaii economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:00 PM :: 674 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... Napier has encouraged his readers to think critically about how our state and counties have responded to the public health threat ....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Honolulu 7th Largest Increase in Unemployment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 607 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Bureau of Labor Statistics recently disclosed that it misclassified many workers on temporary layoffs as “absent from work because of other reasons” rather than “unemployed.” Therefore, the real unemployment rate may be around 33 percent higher than reported....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Free Food Giveaways set to conclude
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 588 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals is set to conclude with two remaining food distribution events at Aloha Stadium....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Ige Admin Places 'Reopening Strategy' Online
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 660 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...It was developed by the Governor’s Office along with the Hawai‘i Economic and Community Recovery Navigator in collaboration with many government agencies and business sector partners....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
VIDEO: How to Save Lives in Hawaii, in 50 Seconds
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:34 PM :: 599 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...if our leaders let their coronavirus lockdowns linger, Hawaii can expect a wave of "deaths of despair"....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Grassroot: Quarantine Extension Will Delay Economic Recovery
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:32 PM :: 904 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...If Hawaii extends its 14-day quarantine or imposes testing requirements on visitors, this could lead to “a steeper decline in arrivals in 2020 and would likely delay the recovery”....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
How to Reopen Hawaii's Economy--Michael W. Perry Interviews Keli'i Akina
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 AM :: 719 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Roadmap to Prosperity: How Hawaii can recover and even excel after the coronavirus lockdown....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
UHERO: How Long Will Reopening Take?
By UHERO @ 7:39 PM :: 480 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The question is what that reopening will look like, how long it will take, and what the legacy of COVID-19 will be for the Hawaii economy....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Blue Crush: How a One-Party State is Crushing the Little Guy
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 1136 Views :: Democratic Party, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...The roughly half of the population who cannot work from home are getting screwed over by those who can....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Will Shrink 12.1% in 2020
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 842 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...Assume visitor industry will start opening in September 2020 and will recover 30 percent of arrivals (from same month in 2019) in September and 45 percent in December 2020....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Grassroot: Hawaii's Roadmap to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:40 AM :: 1130 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...proposals regarding how Hawaii can recover and even excel after the state's economically devastating coronavirus lockdown....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 643 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...According to the United States Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, released on May 20....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Hawaii Now 3rd Highest Unemployment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 1043 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...only Nevada and Michigan are higher....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Final Public Health Recovery Task Force Report
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 536 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...report by the Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Public Health Recovery Task Force on reopening our economy....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Jumps to 22.3% in April
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 539 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Jobs declined by 121,800 over-the-month....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Travel-Related Unemployment Hits 51% Just Ahead of Memorial Day
By News Release @ 8:04 AM :: 648 Views :: Economy, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...Double Nat'l Unemployment at Height of Great Depression....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Roll back government to revive Hawaii’s economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:30 AM :: 603 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... like the business closures, curfews, checkpoints and drones ....

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Sunday, May 17, 2020
Hawaii Wastes Thousands of COVID Testing Opportunities Every Day
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 AM :: 2477 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii has a 5,000 test per day capacity, yet access to testing is restricted and day after day only a few hundred tests are performed....

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Saturday, May 16, 2020
Could Hawaii go bankrupt?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:39 PM :: 2740 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s economy has tanked and local tax revenues are plummeting, leaving the state and counties in danger of going bankrupt — starting with the state's public pension and health-benefits systems....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
​The Legislature’s Dangerous Illusion
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:12 PM :: 839 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...state policymakers seem to believe that the answer to the worst economic crisis in decades is to borrow and spend — and very likely raise taxes....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Survey: Hawaii Solar installers slowed by COVID-19
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 648 Views :: Energy, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...companies indicated difficulty generating sales, and cited customer uncertainty as a primary driver of declining sales volume....

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Monday, May 11, 2020
VIDEO: Keli'i Akina Urges Gov. Ige to Continue to Reopen Economy in Balanced Way  
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:39 PM :: 871 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

"...Thousands of people in Hawaii are calling upon the governor to 'Let Hawaii Work' again...."

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Sunday, May 10, 2020
‘Multiplier effect’ is poor justification for increased government spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:56 AM :: 998 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...if Hawaii’s lawmakers wish to save our state economy from its current freefall, they must not be afraid to reduce state spending....

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Saturday, May 09, 2020
Not done yet with 'Let Hawaii Work' petition
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:09 AM :: 630 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...In just a week, we’ve gathered more than 5,000 signatures from people who are eager to restart the local economy....

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Friday, May 08, 2020
Letter to Governor to Open Up Small Business and Interisland Air Travel
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:40 PM :: 966 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...there is no such thing as non-essential business when it comes to generating jobs and taxes for the state....

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Friday, May 08, 2020
New Hawaii Unemployment Claims Still Running 1338% Above Last Year
By Selected News Articles @ 5:33 AM :: 645 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Refers to the increase in the number of unemployment insurance initial claims in the week of April 27, 2020 compared to the week of April 29, 2019....

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Friday, May 08, 2020
Hawaii Women's Commission 'Could be Easily Dismissed' ... but
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 AM :: 785 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... spending their time while social distancing daydreaming about how to restructure society into a progressive paradise ....

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Monday, May 04, 2020
COVID-19: Developing Economic Recovery Scenarios for Hawaii
By UHERO @ 9:57 PM :: 672 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The unprecedented pause in economic activity has had a profoundly negative impact on Hawaii....

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Monday, May 04, 2020
How FDA and CDC aided coronavirus meltdown
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:47 PM :: 723 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s economy is suffering enormously because of the coronavirus lockdown, and much of the blame can be traced to the federal Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

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Saturday, May 02, 2020
Keli'i Akina Calls for Balanced Approach to Re-opening the Economy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:41 PM :: 1105 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

... measures that must be taken now before "irreparable damage" is done to Hawaii's economy ....

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Saturday, May 02, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Claims Jump 2785%
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 PM :: 961 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus ....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
City to reopen certain businesses with limitations on May 1
By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 966 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, COVID-19

...Realtors and car dealers at the top of the list....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
COVID Economics: Who Suffers Most?
By UHERO @ 10:27 PM :: 827 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...COVID-19’s Uneven Impact on Businesses and Workers: Results from a UHERO-Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Survey....

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Friday, April 24, 2020
A 50-State Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims
By Tax Foundation @ 9:24 PM :: 783 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...another 4,267,395 people filed initial unemployment benefit claims during the week ending April 18, the second week of a decline in the rate of new claims, but still among the highest levels in U.S. history....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 870 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii -- 3009.22% -- Increase in Unemployment Claims (April vs Start of COVID-19 Crisis)....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
A Low-Risk Plan to Re-Start Hawaii’s Economy Now
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 AM :: 4075 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...To reopen the economy, start with high dollar-per-human-contact businesses—ie the ones nobody is talking about.  We don’t need to wait a month to do this.... 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
UHERO: Hawaii Needs Free Money from the Sky to Support Local Economy
By UHERO @ 11:01 PM :: 872 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...tax revenue declines that could easily top 15-20% will almost certainly require reductions in some public programs....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Hawaii is State Slowing Down the Most During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 1150 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...WalletHub compared the 50 states across six key metrics. Each metric measures the percentage point increase or decrease in visits to various types of places due to coronavirus....

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Hawaii #1 State Hit Hardest by COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 PM :: 1518 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many of America’s “non-essential” industries....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
​UHERO Webinar: How to Control the Coronavirus Epidemic and Bring Back Hawaiʻi’s Economy
By UHERO @ 11:05 PM :: 1011 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Monday, April 20, 2020 5:30pm – 6:30pm....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Panos: First Call to Plan for Re-opening the Local Economy in Hawaii
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:12 PM :: 1403 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...some specific steps to re-open sectors of our local economy at specific dates given the tiny rate of infections and hospitalizations in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Petition: Hawaii COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Not Being Paid!
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1438 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... Department of Labor and Industrial Relations seem to have dropped the ball ....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
House Committee: COVID-19 Testing and Reopening Economy
By Video @ 10:10 PM :: 874 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Their plan includes a two-step process of first reopening the local economy, safely allowing businesses to operate and workers to return to their jobs, followed by the measured return of tourism.... 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Economist unpacks disruptions to Kauai, Hawaii Island real estate
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 1171 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...Paul Brewbaker shares his COVID-19 analysis and forecast with a joint meeting of three boards of REALTORS®....

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Sunday, April 12, 2020
Hawaii 12.8% of Workforce on Unemployment
By Tax Foundation @ 4:46 AM :: 874 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii Unemployment Comp funds will run out in 21 weeks....

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