Maui Unemployment Rate Sees Slight Drop  

March 24, 2019, 9:10 AM HST · Updated March 27, 7:56 AM
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The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for both the island of Maui and Maui County this past February was 2.8%, according to the Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. This was a slight decrease from the unemployment rate from month before, which was 2.9% for both the island and the county. Last February, the unemployment rate for the island of Maui was 2.2%, while the unemployment rate for Maui County was 2.3%.

According to the department, the stateʻs seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 2.7%, the same as in January. Statewide, 18,250 residents were unemployed. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the nation was 3.8% in February, compared to 4% the month before.

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Compared to a year ago, initial claims decreased by 4% and weeks claims dropped 10% for unemployment benefits. In February, initial claims declined 20% and weeks claims decreased 2% from January.

The unemployment rate figures for the state and the nation are seasonally adjusted in accordance with US Bureau of Labor Statistics standards. The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state was 2.7% in February, compared to 2.9% in January.

More information is available on the departmentʻs website.

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