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Friday, April 03, 2020
A Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims
By Tax Foundation @ 1:50 AM :: 173 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...8.9% of Hawaii's workforce was receiving or filing for unemployment as of March 28, 2020....

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Friday, April 03, 2020
State Economies Most Exposed to Coronavirus
By Wallet Hub @ 12:55 AM :: 212 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...It’s led to the closing of scores of non-essential events and businesses, hurting the livelihood of many people....

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Thursday, April 02, 2020
States with the Biggest Increase in Unemployment--Hawaii 15th
By Wallet Hub @ 2:49 PM :: 182 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...unemployment claim increases for the week of March 23....

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Thursday, April 02, 2020
OHA urges Governor to increase relief for renters
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 198 Views :: Economy, OHA, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...urging the adoption of additional policies to close critical gaps left by the new federal moratorium on evictions and the state’s recent emergency orders....

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Thursday, April 02, 2020
UHERO: What is the COVID-19 exit strategy?
By UHERO @ 2:35 AM :: 224 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...Herd Immunity or Containment through Test and Trace?....

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Monday, March 30, 2020
Economists Expect 140,000 Unemployed
By UHERO @ 11:26 PM :: 237 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...the job count will average 11% lower than 2019 for the year as a whole, and real income will be more than 3% lower. Visitor arrivals for the year will be down an astounding 41%....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
COVID Relief Bill Directs Minimum $1.25B to Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 4:32 AM :: 456 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Measure includes critical funds for Hawai‘i workers, families, businesses and health care providers....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
COVID Recession: Hawaii, Nevada Likely to be Hit Hardest
By Selected News Articles @ 7:21 PM :: 432 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...More than one in four jobs in Nevada, Hawaii and Wyoming are at risk....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
February 2020: Hawaii Hotels Set Another Record
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 274 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...All classes of Hawai‘i hotel properties statewide reported higher RevPAR and ADR in February compared to a year ago....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Corona Virus Reality Check
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 516 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

...It’s time to discard its big-spending plans and focus on ways to help the economy recover quickly....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Minimum Wage Hike will Worsen Corona Virus Recession
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 616 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, Tourism

...Testimony on proposed minimum-wage increase....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
COVID19: Hawaii Tourism Drops 35% Since March 1
By UHERO @ 3:31 AM :: 875 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...In the past two weeks, things have changed markedly, and a SARS-type V-shaped path is now too optimistic.... 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Is Hawaii Prepared for a Recession?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 820 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

... the "coronavirus recession" and what Hawaii can do financially to cope with it ....  

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Monday, March 09, 2020
Speaker Names Corona Virus Economic Working Group
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 511 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...House Speaker Scott K. Saiki today announced the appointment of individuals to serve on the Select House Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness adopted through House Resolution 54....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
HR 54 Corona Virus: House Select Committee Formed
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 1145 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...During the recession of 2008, the state government was forced to reduce the school week to four days, cut millions of dollars from social programs, and reduce public employee salaries by 5 percent....

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Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Hawaii is 8th-Richest State--But you'll never see any of it
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 1789 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is the 8th-richest state but has the 5th-lowest per capita income in USA....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
'Coronavirus recession' could put Hawaii in $3.8 billion hole by 2025
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:05 PM :: 898 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Reckless state spending is exhausting our emergency reserves....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
UHERO: Corona Virus May Damage State Economy
By UHERO @ 5:02 PM :: 577 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...While visitor arrivals racked up another record year in 2019, real visitor spending fell last year as international spending languished. And now the coronavirus rears its ugly head....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Poor economy is medical threat, too
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:20 PM :: 528 Views :: Economy, Health Care

...In times of crisis, we are likely to be held back by the same problems that affect us now — the doctor shortage, the shipping restrictions caused by the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Video: Solving Hawaii's Fiscal Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 665 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...how Hawaii can avoid its looming major debt crisis, projected at the moment to total $88 billion the next 30 years....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii: Fiscal Architecture Approach
By UHERO @ 1:49 AM :: 782 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...a case for the Hawaii community to focus on “the future fiscal capacity of Hawaii state and local governments.”....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Full Text: DBEDT Releases Housing Planning Study
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 849 Views :: Development, Economy, Cost of Living

...Included in the study are data on housing supply, demand, and estimates of housing units needed by levels of affordability....

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Ige's philosophy: Spend, spend, spend
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:12 PM :: 770 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...Ige plans to “boost” the construction industry by increasing the number of public works projects....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii economy enters soft patch
By UHERO @ 1:00 AM :: 1031 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The state’s population has been declining for the past three years, in part because of outward migration....

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Hawaii Credit Rating Upgraded to Highest Level Ever
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 1148 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Fitch Ratings upgraded the state’s general obligation bond rating from AA to AA+ ....

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Road Map to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:17 PM :: 980 Views :: Economy

... Why is Hawaii falling behind? ....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hawaii: 22.3% of Movers Leaving State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 2123 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2nd-highest in the USA....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii's Worst-in-Nation Economy to Continue 'For Years'
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1560 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

“...Year-to-date through September, total visitor spending was a negative 0.1 percent and value of private building permits decreased by 7.2 percent....”

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Friday, November 15, 2019
BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slowest in USA
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 1389 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Wholesale trade was the leading contributor to slow growth in Hawaii....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Economic freedom in Hawaii takes a fall
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:31 PM :: 1274 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Economic freedom in Hawaii dropped three notches to 40th place among all 50 U.S. states ....

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Friday, November 01, 2019
Hawaiians & the Economy: We're in The Same Boat as Everyone!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:46 PM :: 1899 Views :: DHHL, Economy, OHA, Cost of Living

...if we work to do good for all people of Hawai'i, we end up helping Hawaiians....

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
​Why we have a Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:33 AM :: 1815 Views :: Development, Economy, Land Use

...When supply can’t keep up with demand, prices go up....

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Monday, October 14, 2019
Fastest-Growing Cities? Honolulu Ranks 407th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 1473 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity better than others....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
$88B Debt: Hawaii CHANGE Initiative highlights state's future financial obligations
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:06 PM :: 1559 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...Troubled Waters: Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii....

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Friday, October 04, 2019
UHERO: Planned Projects Support Healthy Construction Outlook
By UHERO @ 10:23 PM :: 1113 Views :: Economy

...Hawaii Construction Forecast....

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Economy Already Weak: Hawaii’s prospects look increasingly dicey
By UHERO @ 7:00 AM :: 1179 Views :: Economy

...population decline and vacation rental crackdown place economy at risk....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
People are the solution, not the problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:32 PM :: 1113 Views :: Economy

...Obviously, Thanos wasn’t an economist....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Hawaii: 'Natural Resources Management' Jobs up 33%
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1796 Views :: Environment, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

...Hawai‘i’s natural resource management jobs were at least 4,697 in 2018....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Most Likely to Slip into Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 AM :: 1431 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Probability of weak economic fundamentals in Q4 2019: 30.53%....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
DBEDT: Economic Outlook Stable--too Early to Detect Effects of TVR Ban
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1863 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...The impact of the vacation rental ban on Oahu has not yet been seen in visitor arrivals....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Is the government helping or hurting the Hawaii economy?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:50 PM :: 1745 Views :: Economy, Small Business

... minimum wage, the Hawaii brain drain, and Trump tariffs ....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
"F" Again -- Hawaii Manufacturing and Logistics Scorecard
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1975 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The Manufacturing Scorecard shows how each state ranks among its peers in several categories that are of particular interest to site selection experts for the manufacturing and logistics industries....

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Monday, July 22, 2019
U.S. Insular Areas Aid Supports More than 26,000 Jobs
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 1538 Views :: National News, Economy

...the impact on government employment ranged from three to 17 percent in the territories and close to 45 percent in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands....

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Free Market Economics with Mark Skousen
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:28 AM :: 1153 Views :: Economy

...Skousen discusses with host Keli'i Akina what free-market economics is and why we should promote it....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
​‘Positive disruptor’ shares policy views on 'Perry & the Posse'
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:04 AM :: 2405 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...“Let’s not kill the goose that lays the golden egg”....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
VIDEO: Why People are Leaving Hawai'i
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:20 AM :: 2726 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii residents have been moving away from the islands in droves in recent years; in fiscal 2017, more than 13,000 people departed — the highest negative net migration ever....

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Sunday, June 23, 2019
It’s the Economy, Stupid
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2100 Views :: Economy, Taxes

...Recently, we have been getting lots of news about our economy here in the islands, and none of it has been good....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
Inspired by ‘simplicity and efficiency’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 1705 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii “quietly chips away at the stone of economic issues in Hawaii”....

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 2581 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...conditions have shown little to no improvements in more recent years, with the state’s rank for this domain slipping from 30 in 2018 to 34 in 2019....

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Hawaii needs a handy ‘adjust policy’ tab
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:37 AM :: 1431 Views :: Economy

...I just gave Hawaii the best economic outlook in the country, and all it took was a few mouse clicks....

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