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Maui Employment Comparison

Maui's unemployment vs. the rest of the Hawaiian islands.
December 27, 2013

Maui Employment Comparison

For many who are deliberating on a permanent move and Hawaii real estate purchase, employment is an important concern. You may know that the Honolulu economy is big, but what if you don't prefer an urban environment? What if you've taken a vacation to Maui and you prefer it over the other islands? In this case, looking at unemployment information may be helpful.Maui County

According to the state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in November, which was the same as last month, but 0.9 percent lower than the same month last year. The first thing you should know is that the nationwide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7 percent in November. But how do the islands compare to each other?

The City and County of Honolulu unemployment rate for November was 4.2 percent. Maui County had the next lowest rate at 4.9 percent, and keep in mind that Maui County includes Molokai and Lanai. Kauai County's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, with Hawaii County (the Big Island) at the top of the list with 6.2 percent. The countywide numbers weren't seasonally adjusted.

It would be interesting to see the breakdown of unemployment within Maui County, based on each of the islands. Maui's population is the largest of the three, but its natural places remain prominent and numerous. There is also a good deal of Maui real estate to choose from, as opposed to the much smaller markets on Lanai and Molokai.

If you feel that Maui is the right choice, we'd be happy to assist you in finding the ideal home, condo, or land to suit your needs. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo for reading this week!

RealEstateMauiHawaii.com - By Mark Harbison

Blogs for December 2013

Maui Employment Comparison

Posted on December 27, 2013
Maui Employment Comparison

For many who are deliberating on a permanent move and Hawaii real estate purchase, employment is an important concern. You may know that the Honolulu economy is big, but what if you don't prefer an urban environment? What if you've taken a vacation to Maui and you prefer… Continue Reading

Maui Research and Technology Park to Expand

Posted on December 20, 2013
Maui Research and Technology Park to Expand

According to the latest news, the Maui Research and Technology Park has been approved to expand, and will add both commercial and residential space over the span of two 10-year phases. The Maui Planning Commission has recommended approval by the County Council for the… Continue Reading

Oahu to Maui Power Grid Connection Plans

Posted on December 13, 2013
Oahu to Maui Power Grid Connection Plans

One of the primary concerns of those considering a move to Maui is the cost of living, and a lot of that is tied in to energy. If this is something you've had on your mind as a prospective Maui home buyer, the following… Continue Reading

Fairmont Kea Lani's $8 Million Spa Renovation

Posted on December 06, 2013
Fairmont Kea Lani's $8 Million Spa Renovation

It's times like these when specializing in South Maui real estate is exciting. Despite Oahu's decline in visitor spending during the month of October, Maui saw a bit of growth. There has been a lot of attention on the luxurious Andaz Hotel, a major… Continue Reading

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