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Maui Unemployment Falls Most Steeply

Good news for Hawaii unemployment, and better news for Maui unemployment.
November 18, 2011

Maui Unemployment Falls Most Steeply

South Shore Maui Real Estate SearchBy Mark Harbison

Unemployment is still falling in Hawaii, according to recent data from the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.

During the first week of this month, unemployment was 9.6 percent lower than it was the same week a year before. There were 1,951 jobless claims, as opposed to 2,158.

More importantly to us, Oahu was the only island to see an increase in unemployment claims filed, while Maui saw the most substantial drop. There were 242 claims filed that week on Maui, compared to 339 claims filed the same week last year. Kauai was next in line with a 26.8 percent decrease and then came the Big Island with a 24.9 percent drop. Oahu experienced a 3.4 percent increase, but that increase influenced the average for the state heavily because Oahu is the most populated island. They saw 1,177 filings, compared with 1,138 filings during the same week last year.

Between falling unemployment, bankruptcy, and foreclosure filings and growing visitor spending, it's hard not to be optimistic about the state's recovery, but there is room for a lot more progress.


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Blogs for November 2011

Oprah's Maui Vacation Rental

Posted on November 25, 2011
Oprah's Maui Vacation Rental

By Mark Harbison

As many people know, Oprah Winfrey has purchased a substantial amount of property in upcountry Maui, but what might be new information to many is that she is planning vacation rental accommodations on that property.

Ms. Winfrey will have an 11-bedroom vacation rental in Kula at… Continue Reading

Maui Unemployment Falls Most Steeply

Posted on November 18, 2011
Maui Unemployment Falls Most Steeply

By Mark Harbison

Unemployment is still falling in Hawaii, according to recent data from the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.

During the first week of this month, unemployment was 9.6 percent lower than it was the same week a year before. There were 1,951 jobless claims,… Continue Reading

Fund Raising for Maui Kids with Muscular Dystrophy

Posted on November 11, 2011
Fund Raising for Maui Kids with Muscular Dystrophy

By Mark ​Harbison

Do you want to make a difference for children in the Maui community who are struggling with muscular dystrophy? That's what we are doing. Mark Harbison has entered a fund raising program with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Here is how… Continue Reading

Government Job Growth in Hawaii

Posted on November 04, 2011
Government Job Growth in Hawaii

By Mark Harbison

The latest news is that the number of government jobs in Hawaii has risen recently, and is counted among the 22 states in the nation that saw an increase in the number of federal, state and local jobs since 2007.

Job creation is among the… Continue Reading

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