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Hawaii Unemployment 13.1% -- Thousands Quit Looking
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 3364 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

HAWAI‘I’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 13.1 PERCENT IN JULY

Jobs declined by 105,500 over-the-year

News Release from DLIR, August 20, 2020

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 13.1 percent compared to the revised rate of 13.4 percent in June. Statewide, 551,750 were employed and 83,250 unemployed in July for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 635,000. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in July, down from 11.1 percent in June.

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SA: The unemployment rate would have been much higher except that there were nearly 30,000 fewer people in the labor force than a year ago

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STATE RELEASES UPDATED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE INFORMATION

State Has Issued $2.8 Billion in Benefits Since March 1

News Release from DLIR, August 20, 2020

HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced updated unemployment insurance claims information, including paying $2,829,332,666 and 2,737,142 weeks claimed since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic on March 1, 2020.

“We are still experiencing a significant increase of workers still attached to an employer being fully released from employment. These individuals will need to report the separation when filing a weekly claim certification. Claimants can review the correct way to do this at >>> LINK <<< before filing their weekly claim certification,” said Acting Director Anne Eustaquio.

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PBN: Hawaii unemployment rate decreases to 13.1% in July

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